Kannada film actor Sanjjanaa Galrani has filed a police complaint against her friend Rahul Tonse, an event manager in the city, accusing him of cheating her of Rs 45 lakh after promising her that he would invest the money in casinos.
She said three years went by but the profits never came. “Trusting Rahul, I handed over Rs 45 lakh to him through his parents in 2018,” Sanjjanaa said.
“They have cheated me,” the actor wrote in her complaint.
According to Sanjjanaa, Rahul encouraged her to make investments in a few casinos in Goa and Colombo, Sri Lanka, and claimed to be the manager of these establishments. Rahul allegedly promised Sanjjanaa good returns, the 35-year-old actor told police.
Sanjjanaa first approached police about two months ago, seeking help to get her money back. Cops asked her to approach a local court. Accordingly, the actress approached the court, which directed police to register a criminal case.
Indiranagar police have registered an FIR against Rahul and his parents, Ramakrishna and Rageshwari, all residents of Banashankari III Stage. They have been charged under IPC Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), among others.
(Times of India)
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