As cyber frauds involving the theft of small amounts of money increase with the spread of technology, senior officers estimate that the total is likely to cross 5,000 cases by the year-end, involving the loss of over Rs 10 crore, and double by the end of 2019.
Of the 18 people named in the chargesheet, 16 have been arrested. One of the two persons shown as absconding - who was earlier identified only as Murali alias Shiva - has now been identified by the SIT in the chargesheet as Rushikesh Deodikar.
In a sworn affidavit presented to a magistrate during the course of a bail hearing for Janardhan Reddy, his former personal assistant Mehfuz Ali Khan made the offer to return the money to the owners of Ambident Marketing Pvt Ltd.
Ever since he won the seat for the BJP in 1996 for the first time, among the reasons Ananth Kumar never lost even when the BJP fared badly in the rest of Karnataka, was the astute politician’s ability to forge alliances across party lines.
With Tuesday's victory, the Congress-JD(S) alliance's tally will go up to 120 seats in the 224 member assembly where the BJP has 104 MLAs. An estimated 67 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls.
Despite the trial reaching its final stage under Special Public Prosecutor Sadashivamurthy and despite a September 20 order by Karnataka High Court to complete the trial within two months, the state government this week appointed a new prosecutor.
Lok Sabha bypoll on November 3: D K Shivakumar and Ramesh Jharkiholi were at loggerheads a couple of months ago over an alleged attempt by Shivakumar to gain control of a cooperative bank in Jharkiholi’s home district Belagavi.
The governing council’s decision followed investigation by the institute’s internal complaints committee, which looked into the harassment complaint filed by the doctoral student who was being guided by the professor.