Sep 19, 2023 12:55 AM IST
Police arrested Kundapur and six others connected September 12 connected charges of cheating Govind Babu Pujari (44) by falsely promising him a BJP summons to contention the assembly elections from Byndoor successful Udupi district
Chaitra Kundapur, the main accused successful the alleged cash-for-ticket scam, was discharged from the Victoria Hospital successful Bengaluru connected Monday, and taken to the Central Crime Branch (CCB) bureau successful Chamarajpet for interrogation, officials said.
She was hospitalised connected September 15, aft she reportedly suffered from epileptic seizures erstwhile she was being questioned by the CCB officials. The officials of Victoria Hospital, wherever she was admitted, had stated that her information was stable.
Police arrested Kundapur and six others connected September 12 connected charges of cheating Govind Babu Pujari (44) by falsely promising him a BJP summons to contention the assembly elections from Byndoor successful Udupi district. A Bengaluru tribunal sent them to a 10-day constabulary custody till September 23.
Pujari filed a ailment astatine Bandepalya constabulary presumption successful Bengaluru connected September 8 against 8 people, including Kundapur, accusing them of extorting wealth from him by promising a BJP MLA ticket. Poojari owns Cheftalk Food and Hospitality Service Pvt Ltd, which has been moving the subsidised Indira Canteens since 2017.
Accused fig 3 Abhinava Halashree Swamiji is absconding since the apprehension of Kundapur and constabulary person launched a hunt for him.
The seer is said to person introduced complainant Pujari to erstwhile main curate BS Yediyurappa earlier the elections successful May, arsenic a amusement of his connections. Pictures of the seer on with Yediyurappa and Pujari person been wide circulated connected societal media.
Three teams person been formed to apprehension Halashree, who is said to beryllium shifting his hideouts. On Sunday, the CCB took the seer’s Innova car and operator into custody from Mysuru. “We are searching for the seer, trying to find him by interrogating the driver. We are trying to find retired wherever helium was past dropped, wherever helium has taken structure and different information,” the CCB authoritative said.
Meanwhile, the CCB constabulary person recovered implicit ₹3 crore which Kundapur had utilized for purchasing a car, golden and investing successful fixed deposits.
Kundapur invested ₹1.8 crore successful fixed deposits successful a co-operative slope successful Kundapura and golden jewellery worthy ₹ 65 lakh was recovered her house, according to CCB officials.
Kundapur is said to person deposited ₹ 40 lakh successful Shriram Bank with the assistance of a comparative who worked astatine the lender. The relationship has been seized by the authorities, constabulary said, adding that they person recovered ₹23 lakh worthy of golden biscuits kept successful different slope locker belonging to Kundapur.