Mangaluru, May 11: In connection with a fraud case filed in Bengaluru, the Tilaknagar police from Bengaluru arrested a woman at Kala Kunj road here on Sunday May 10th.
The arrested woman has been identified as Gowri Suhas, wife of Suhas Rao, residing near Kalakunj here.
Altogether, seven members are accused in the fraud case and face charges under sections 420, 465, 471 and 478 of the IPC, said the police sources.
The first accused in the case is Gowri’s mother Meera Padiyar and Gowri, is the sixth accused.
Sources said that the accused had taken money from several persons assuring them of providing sites under Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), and claimed to have high connections with influential persons. It is learnt that they have cheated people to the tune of approximately Rs 3 crore.
Sources also said that Meera Padiyar and her husband had taken a big amount of loan from a bank and made a Konkani movie in Bengaluru. The movie failed, and they did not repay the loan. Meera, the first accused in the case, had been absconding from the past several months, but has been arrested now, said the sources.
Gowri’s husband Suhas was not at home when the Tilaknagar police along with personnel of Barke police station came to Gowri’s flat and arrested her. She was residing at a flat in Kala Kunj road area.
Suhas Rao, who is understood to be one of the accused in the case, is also said to be absconding, said the sources. However, Gowri claimed that her mother was a guarantor for a finance firm and another person had absconded with some money and now her mother was being held accountable. Gowri said that she had nothing to do with the case.
During the time of the arrest, a small argument took place between social activist M G Hegde who had arrived to the spot and the police, with the former contending that the police should not arrest Gowri in the absence of her husband. But, the police took her away.
Another accused in the case was also brought to the city, but police denied revealing his identity.
Gowri Padiyar was married to Suhas Rao, from Bengaluru six years ago. Both were living in Mangaluru after their marriage. After marriage, Gowri Padiyar had opened her own dance school and was training students. She used to visit some institutions to teach aerobics dance. She was also known for social service.
As Suhas Rao was basically from Bengaluru, he used to visit Bengaluru frequently and help Meera Padiyar in her real estate business. It is ironic that Gowri has become a victim to the fraud committed by husband and mom. Gowri and Suhas have a child aged about 3 to 4 years. The locals have expressed that the police foreseeing the nurturing and raising of child should have exhibited some courtesy.
Police have taken Gowri to Bengaluru for further enquiry.