Mysore: Karnataka police on Friday arrested Dr R Janardhanan,principal of Dr Padiyar Memorial Homeopathic Medical College,Chottanikkara,near here,for an alleged bid to dupe people by trying to sell them a rice-puller.
Fraudsters introduce the rice-puller as a special vessel made of a copper-iridium alloy which will pull grains of rice to it due to its special powers.The gullible is made to believe that its possession is auspicious and would bring them prosperity.
Hassan SP Amit Singh told TOI that Janardhanan and two other Keralites,identified as Babu and Raveendran,were arrested in a case registered at Sakleshpur town police station,Hassan district.
The police were tipped off by Sudheer,a planter from Arakere,who had paid Rs 50,000 for the rice-puller.He was shown its pictures and was asked to pay another Rs 2 lakh before it was delivered.
But Sudheer grew suspicious and alerted the police. Sudheer told the trio to reach a secluded place with the rice-puller where he promised to hand over the balance money.The doctor and gang walked straight into the police net,Singh said.[Source]
Sakleshpur : Town police arrested three people on the charge of cheating a planter after assuring him a “rice puller” (copper iridium), on Thursday. The arrested are Janardhanan, Babu and Raveendran from Kerala. Dr. Janardhanan, from Alappuzha district in Kerala, is the principal of Dr. Padiar Memorial Homeopathic Medical College.
Sudheer, a coffee planter of Arakere in Sakleshpur, had filed a police complaint that he was approached by the accused offering a “rice puller”.
Superintendent of Police Amit Singh told The Hindu that the accused had assured the complainant of giving him a “rice puller”. “Our police team caught them when they came to Sakleshpur to receive money from the complainant,” he said.
Sudheer had paid Rs. 50,000 in advance and was ready to pay Rs. 2 lakh on receipt of the material. Sakleshpur Town Police said, “We have recovered Rs. 6 lakh in cash and photos of ‘rice puller’ from the accused.” The police have registered a case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code. [Source]