Bengaluru: Man poses as businessman, exploits women on pretext of getting them roles in movies
Bengaluru: A man who had been introducing himself as a businessman and the son of an MLA has been nabbed by the Bengaluru Police. The accused has been identified as M Jahangir. He also went by the names- Karthik Reddy and Kiran Reddy. The 30-year-old is a resident of Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli.
Jahangir is an MBA graduate. He was arrested on Tuesday after a woman approached the police and claimed that she had been sexually exploited.On November 5, Jahangir and the aggrieved met at a mall located on MG Road. Jahangir introduced himself as a businessman and told the 28-year-old woman that his father was an MLA in Tamil Nadu while his mother was a doctor.
The two started talking and Jahangir told the woman that he would make her career in acting and modelling. Following this, the two of them went to a hotel in Koramangala. The accused allegedly sexually exploited the woman and left the hotel.
Unable to contact Jahangir, the woman approached the police and lodged a complaint. During the investigation, the police found out that Jahangir had targeted several other women in Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu. According to the police, Jahangir left his job at a resort in Chennai last year.
Since then, he had been posing as a businessman who owned hotels, media houses and hospitals. He approached women, impressed them with his false claims and gained their trust. He lured women on the pretext of making them actresses and models.
Jahangir used to take these women on long drives and to scenic places where he asked them to make all the payments. Jahangir used to tell the women that he would pay them back. However, after exploiting them, he used to go missing.
After the police found out about the accused, they registered four cases against him. Two of these cases are from Bengaluru while the other two are from Tamil Nadu. A police official familiar with the case said, “We had been looking for him and finally nabbed him while he was with another woman. ” Allegedly, the latest target of the accused was a woman from Punjab.
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