Debit card theft case: Youth lands in police custody

Mysuru, February 26:- A youth, who is accused of cheating a senior person, has been arrested after nearly three months. The accused has been identified as Biligiri alias Raju, 22, a resident of Gundlupet near Mysuru.

The victim, Muthu, 65, a retired employee of the Sericulture Department, on December 24 last year, had been to an ATM kiosk to withdraw some money. The old man, who did not know how to withdraw money, turned to Raju to help him out. The miscreant managed to hoodwink Muthu and escaped with his debit card after giving him his card. Using the debit card, Raju started withdrawing money every day and drew Rs 2.32 lakh till he was caught. Muthu realised the theft only after he went to the bank to check his balance. He soon lodged a police complaint on February 17.

Going by the CCTV footages, the police zeroed in on Raju at a lodge where he was staying for more than a month.

Raju, it is learnt, was working in a hotel and had returned to his native place during the lockdown. Subsequently, he was involved in small thefts. A case has been registered in the T Narasipura Police Station.

KSFICL employees face assault charges

Two employees of Karnataka State Forest Industrial Corporation Limited are facing assault charges after a contractor filed a case at Ashokpuram Police Station. A case has been filed under IPC Sections 341, 323, 504 506 against KSFICL’s Murali and Usman Shaikh as per the complaint filed by Ismail Pasha. He has alleged that the duo manhandled him and threatened to murder him when he was transporting dry wood.

Director suspended

Social Welfare Department’s director M K Megha has been suspended over alleged harassment of a student. Social Welfare Department’s Commissioner Dr Ravikumar Surapura has passed an order regarding the suspension of the director. She has been asked to come for an inquiry and has been advised not to leave Mysuru without his permission.

A case had been filed against Megha at Saraswathipuram Police Station by the harassed girl. As per the enquiry report, many charges stood strongly against Megha, leading to her suspension.

Chain-snatching reported

Two bike-borne miscreants managed to snatch a chain from a woman on K Madahalli-Anagalli main road in Jayapura hobli on Thursday morning. The woman and her daughter-in-law were on their way to farmland when the miscreants struck and escaped with the woman’s 60-gram gold chain worth Rs 2 lakh. A case has been registered at Jayapura Police Station. Investigations are on. (MR/KS)


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