Meet “the crook who carried gold to deceive loan seekers”
A man from Tamil Nadu wore a lot of gold jewelry to deceive rupee crore loan seekers. He has now been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB).
A Hari Nadar aka Hari Gopalkrishna Nadar, from Tirunelveli, is accused of duping Bangalore businessman of Rs 7.2 crore after promising him a loan of Rs 360 crore at 6% interest .
The CCB said Nadar had teamed up with a Kerala associate, Ranjith P, to deceive Venkataramani Shastri.
Nadar deliberately wore a lot of gold jewelry to attract his victims, according to the CCB.
Nadar and Ranjith met Shastri at a hotel in Kerala and showed him a fake draft request for Rs 360 crore. They demanded 2 percent of the loan amount to give it DD.
Although Shastri transferred the amount from his business account, he neither received the DD nor returned the money. Shastri told police he was demanding the money back, he was threatened with dire consequences. He then lodged a complaint with the police in Vidhana Soudha. The CCB then took charge of the matter.
Nadar’s arrest, unsurprisingly, brought in a lot of gold jewelry (3.8 kg to be precise), Rs 8.76 lakh in cash and an SUV. Ranjith was arrested on April 7. The gang also deceived businessmen from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharastra, Gujarat and other states, the CCB said.