Udupi, Feb 19, 2016: According to the Shankarnarayana police, it is indicated an accused, Manjunath Poojary, along with another person, convinced Shankarnarayana Adiga, a resident of Hengavalli, on December 28, 2015, that they would pay twice the amount of the money deposited with them.
Adiga believed them and gave Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 25,000 in two instalments to the two persons. After some time, the two again asked money from Adiga, who refused to give them any money. The accused then threatened Adiga and took away Rs. 5.45 lakh in cash and ornaments worth Rs. 1 lakh from him. On a complaint by Adiga, the police arrested Manjunath Poojary at Hengavalli near here.
The other person, who is yet to be identified, is absconding, the police said. A case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 384 (extortion) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at Shankarnarayana police station. Investigations are continuing.