A fraudster identified as M Srinu Naik duped 17 women by posing as an Indian Army officer in Hyderabad. He collected Rs 6,61,02,000 from these women and their families as dowry by promising to marry them. He was arrested by Hyderabad Police on Saturday.
42-year-old Mudavath Srinu Naik is a resident of Sainikpuri area of Prakasham District of Andhra Pradesh. He studied upto 9th Class. He was impersonating himself as MAJOR of INDIAN ARMY.
He obtained an Aadhar card in the name of Srinivas Chowhan, with fake date of birth i.e 27-08-1986 (instead of 12-07-1979). He also obtained fake educational certificate of M Tech in Environmental Engineering from CMJ University in Meghalaya.
The accused Mudavath Srinu Naik made a fake Army ID Card in the name of MS Chauhan, purchased Army uniform, caps, shoes, monograms, award badges, toy pistols and clicked photos wearing an Army uniform and posted photos in social media to attract girls.
He informed to his family members that he got job as Major in Indian Army and they believed his words. He has a habit of maintaining luxurious life. To gain easy money illegally he impersonated himself as a Major working in Hyderabad and introduced himself as a graduate from National Defence Academy, Pune.
He had used the dowry money to buy a duplex house in Hyderabad and three cars, including a Mercedes Benz.
The Police has seized following items from M Srinu Naik:
- Dummy Pistol -03 with pellets
- Army Dress -03 pairs
- Army Cap -03
- Army badges -04
- Fake Army ID Card-01
- Army dress passport size photos -02
- Fake Master Degree certificate (CMJ University) & other documents
- Cell phones -04
- One Mahindra Thar Jeep
- One Fortuner Car
- One Mercedes Benz car
- E-Adhar cards-02
- Net cash Rs.85,000/-
A 42-year-old man was arrested yesterday for impersonating as an Indian Army officer and cheating several families under the guise of marriage proposals. He cheated nearly 17 persons & collected around Rs 6.61 crores from them: Hyderabad Police #Telangana pic.twitter.com/8qpj0us1pc— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
The accused Mudavath Srinu Naik is born and brought up at Palukuralla Thanda, Kellampalli Village, Mundlamuru (Mandal), Prakasham Dist, AP State. In the year 2002 he got married with Amrutha Devi (Superintendent in DMHO, Guntur) and his son M. Nikhil Singh Chowhan is studying Intermediate 2nd Year. His family members now residing at Vinukonda, Guntur Dist, AP State. He is un-employee. In the year 2014 he migrated to Hyderabad settled at Sainikpuri, Jawahar Nagar.