7 Persons Demanding Money from Bank Manager Arrested
Mangaluru: According to reports from the Barke police, seven persons were arrested on the charge of demanding money from a bank manager after forcing him to pose with a girl. The report says that the bank manager stays in an apartment in a residential complex in Mannagudde, here. A resident in the same complex by the name of Shilpa, had vacated the complex couple of weeks ago. On September 17, the bank manager got a call from her requesting him to train one of her relative by the name of Trupti in a banking entrance examination. The manager obliged and asked Shilpa to send Trupti to the bank, where he could be trained. But Shilpa insisted that she will send Trupti to bank manager’s house during the lunch time. The manager agreed.
It is learnt that Trupti came to the bank manager’s house around 1 p.m. Within ten minutes into the conversation, a group of six men entered his house and locked the door. They even forced the manager to pose with Trupti and took photographs and recorded a video. They demanded money from him stating that they would release the photographs and video if he did not comply with their demand. They forced him to sign on two cheques and stole Rs. 2,500 in cash which the manger had in his possession. The miscreants also got away with the documents of manager’s motorcycle.
Few days later the manager got a call from these miscreants demanding more money, for which he refused, and warned them that he would file a complaint with the police. Since then there were no calls from the intruders. After filing a case at the Barke police, the police got into quick action and were successful in nabbing the seven persons. The arrested persons are Trupti (21), Yatish Poojary Kuttar (24), Srijit Konaje (20), Avinash Konaje (21), Sachin Pachhanady (21), Ranjit Shetty Kuttar (22), and Nitin Deralakatte (21) . The police were able to recover the Rs. 2,500 in cash snatched from the manager and also the two cheque leaves from the accused.
Police sources reveal that they are yet to be taken against Shilpa, who has been admitted in a private hospital for a fractured leg. Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Assistant Commissioner of Police Uday Nayak said, “The accused Srijit has been involved in a case of chain snatching in Talapady recently, a mobile theft case in Ullal and a case of theft in Bunder, while the other arrested persons had no past records of any committed crime. We have registered a case of dacoity against the accused. Further investigation is still going on”