MANGALORE: A con artist who has been duping people claiming that he was an astrologer has been nabbed by Barke police on Saturday.
Police recovered 135 grams of gold valued at Rs 3.5 lakh from the accused identified as Sudhakar Nayak, 32, from Tenka Yedapadavu.
Police said the accused used to advertise in local channels claiming to be an astrologer capable of giving solutions to various problems. He used to dupe people who used to consult him. He was caught after a woman from Mannagudda complained that he had swindled her off Rs 80,000.