Bengaluru: As part of its ongoing investigation into the alleged cheating and fraud case filed against All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP) Nowhera Shaikh, the Commercial Streets police station have registered three more complaints.
According to the police, as many as 15 FIRs have been filed against Shaikh in the city and Commercial Streets police station alone has registered over 10 in this connection.
Investigation reveals that the three new complainants , identified as Latha, Lalithamma and Vishwanatha, had approached the jurisdictional police station alleging that the MEP leader had promised to pay them Rs 28 lakh each before the elections.
But, when they went to the party office at Infantry Road to get their money, they were allegedly roughed up by her men.
One of the complainant said that Nowehra Shaikh and her team had allegedly given them Rs 1 lakh in cash and two cheques along with B–Form and took the money from them ostensibly to pay for party funds.The team then duped the other two in a similar fashion and also promised to return the money after the election. But it has been over three months and the victims are yet to get their money back, police said.A police official privy to the investigation said they have issued notice to the MEP chief to appear before the police.