Bengaluru: The Northeast Division police on Monday arrested Srinivasa Gowda, 43, a realtor who cheated over a dozen of military men, including army and air force personnel. Many others had also filed police complaints against the realtor.
The Yelahanka police arrested him from his house in Sahakaranagar based on a complaint registered on June 25 by a group of air force sergeants who were cheated of over Rs 30 lakh. It is learnt that Srinivasa Gowda had cheated hundreds of military personnel of crores of rupees in the pretext of selling sites in North Bengaluru.
His list even includes the regional director of Defence Research & Development Organisation who was cheated of Rs 30 lakh over a project called Durga North City.
After Deccan Chronicle’s report on its Sunday edition (Realtor takes military men for a ride), aggrieved defence personnel took to Twitter and posted messages including the story on the twitter handles of senior city police officials and demanded that why no action had been taken against the realtor.
The senior police officials immediately directed their subordinates to arrest the culprit. “We have instructed police inspectors of Bagalur and Yelahanka to expedite investigation and chargesheet the case at the earliest,” tweeted a senior police official. The accused had cheated air force personnel, saying he was developoing a project, Durga Aerovista.
He was also busy with his new projects near Nandi Hills naming it Durga Doctors’ Colony and Durga Teachers’ Colony – hinting that his next set of preys were doctors and teachers, said an aggrieved air force sergeant who did not want to be named....