Sri Ram Sene’s Karnataka state president Prasad Attavar was arrested on Monday, for cheating a professor of Mangalore University for promising him the vice chancellor’s position. An FIR was registered at the Kankanadi Nagar police station with charges under sections 406, 417, 420, 506 read with 34 of the IPC.
According to the police, Attavar introduced himself as an influential person to the professor of the Mangaluru University Vivek Acharya. After gaining Acharya’s trust, Attavar assured him of a vice chancellor’s post at a university in Raichur, for which he demanded Rs 30 lakhs.
Acharya is said to have paid him Rs 17.5 lakhs along with three post dated cheques. When Attavar did not honour his promise, even after a year, Acharya began demanding his money back and Attavar issued a life threat against him.
Acharya filed a case against Attavar at the Kankanady Town Police station in this connection, and on March 29, Prasad Attavar was arrested by the police.
Prasad Attavar, who gained notoriety for his involvement in the infamous Mangaluru pub attack is involved in various crimes and several cases have been registered against him in the Mangaluru North Police station and Mangaluru East Police stations. He was arrested on March 1 for allegedly receiving money from Ravi Poojary, an international gangster in order to run the gangster’s criminal empire in Coastal Karnataka.
Meanwhile job scam seems to be a trend in the state as Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi tendered his resignation as the Water Resources Minister in the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP government after charges of sexual harassment were brought against him. Jarkiholi was caught in a major scandal when a sex tape capturing him in a compromising position with a woman broke out. The sex tape was released to the media by social activist Dinesh Kalahalli, who alleged that the woman in the video clips was enticed by the minister with a government job offer at Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited.