Kundapur, July 1, 2015: A case of online fraud has been busted with the arrest of three persons in Uttar Pradesh by the Kundapur police with the help of their UP counterparts. The arrests followed a complaint lodged by a person named Naveen Adiga of Vandar in January this year alleging that he was duped by a firm named ‘Satnam’ and ‘Index Traders’ said to be based abroad.
As per the complaint he had deposited amount in a nationalised bank in Kundapur as recommended by the firm but could not get the returns promised. He said every time he deposited some amount, he would receive an email from the firm with a scanned copy of a cheque to make him believe that his investment has doubled.
The Kundapur police who acted upon the complaint, checked the registration details of the firm and realised that it was operated from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. As per the directions of SP Annamalai the Kundapur cops later contacted their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and managed to arrest the three accused namely Shivam, Arjith and Sandeep.
The trio were first produced in a local court which remanded them to judicial custody. The Kundapur police later sought the permission of the court in Uttar Pradesh to permit them to take the accused to Kundapur for higher probe. Once the court agreed, as many as 15 police personnel from Kundapur visited Allahabad and escorted the accused to Kundapur amid tight security. The three have been produced before the court in Kundapur and as per their request, the court has given them time until July 3 to appoint a lawyer to argue their case.