The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths from Bengaluru have arrested two persons accused of cheating a businessman of crores of rupees by promising him a BJP ticket from Byndoor constituency in Udupi district.
The two, including the prime accused Chaitra Kundapura, were arrested from the parking area of Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt Tuesday night, police said. Srikanth Nayak Pelattur is the other accused who was held along with her.
A BJP ticket aspirant and industrialist Govinda Babu was allegedly cheated to the tune of about Rs 7 crore by the key accused after posing herself as a social worker from Billawa community close to the RSS and BJP leadership.
It is alleged that she had taken advantage of the industrialist’s innocent nature. The industrialist had been cheated in three phases by the accused who allegedly took the huge sum from him on the assurance that he will be given BJP ticket for Byndoor in the last assembly election.
Police have so far arrested four accused in the cheating case. Besides Chaitra Kundapura and Nayak, the others who have been held are Gagan Kaduru and Prasad, sources said.
Chaitra Kundapura is popular among right wing activists and Hindutva followers. She is facing several cases in connection with delivering inflammatory speeches.
Police said the two are being questioned and they will be taken to Bengaluru and produced in the court. The businessman had lodged the cheating complaint at Bandepalya police station in Bengaluru.