Two arrested for cheating using Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa’s name | Bengaluru News – Times of India

SHIVAMOGGA: Police have taken two people into custody for using the name of rural development and panchayat raj minister KS Eshwarappa and collecting lakhs of rupees promising a project in the RDPR department. Two separate FIRs have been registered.
In the first case, Lakshman from Muttalabilu village in Barur gram panchayat of Sagar taluk, has complained against Vittal Rao, Mohammed Mufasir, Manjunath, Khajivalis and Mohamed Rehaman of cheating him. Another person Rajesh, an engineer from Mysuru, is also accused in the case.
Lakshman is a PWD contractor. The five accused promised him a project of installing 106 RO water filter units in Bengaluru and allegedly collected Rs 26 lakh from him. Police said they later started avoiding his calls, SP Laxmi Prasad said on Tuesday.
In a similar complaint lodged by an engineer from Hebbal, he was cheated of Rs 10 lakh. Five accused promised him a loan for Rs 100 crore for a villa project in Mysuru. One posed as personal assistant to the minister, police said.

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