Youth held for uploading morphed photos of girls on social media

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December 7,2019

Hassan, Dec 7: Nearly seven months after registration of a complaint, the cyberpolice in Hassan have arrested one of the miscreants who were uploading morphed photos of unsuspecting girls on websites and later blackmailing them.

According to police, the accused, Prashanth Rajashekhar Maaya (24), was arrested on Thursday. He belongs to Kadevu village in Indi taluk, Vijayapura district. He is a car driver by profession.

In April, a girl from Hassan had lodged a complaint with Cyber Crime, Economic Offences & Narcotics (CEN) police, claiming that someone had threatened her that he would post her fake nude photos on social media if she wouldn’t pay him.

According to police, the accused was in the habit of creating fake nude photos of random girls available on social media and later blackmail them for money.

As per an FIR filed on April 7, the victim received a message on her phone regarding her fake nude photos from Swathi, the accused's friend. Swathi told the victim that she got those photos from social media. Swathi cooked up a story and claimed that she too received a similar call from someone but later she heeded to their demands by sending her nude video and paid money to remove the uploaded morphed pictures on the website.

The victim believed it and recorded herself nude and sent the video to the accused along with Rs 17,000 which was deposited in a bank account held by one Shivanand of Belagavi. Two days later, the accused sent her nude photos and demanded Rs 50,000 this time following which she approached police.

The police said many girls from different districts were being trapped in the same manner. An investigation is under way to nab the other miscreants of this network.

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This isn’t Khader’s time to protect culprits: Kota Shrinivas Poojari

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July 29,2020

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Mangaluru, July 29: Justifying the transfer of Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, district in-charge minister Kota Shrinivas Poojari has accused Mangaluru MLA U T Khader of politicizing the issue. 

The IAS officer was transferred by the Karnataka government on July 28, a day after a saffron activist issued a death threat against her on social media after she warned of legal action against the miscreants who attack cattle traders.

Condemning the development, Mr Khader had tweeted that the state government has punished the deputy commissioner instead of punishing the culprit, who issued death threat.

Responding to Mr Khader’s tweet, Mr Poojari said that the transfer of the officer was on administrative ground. “It is unfortunate that Khader politicized a transfer carried out by the government on administrative ground. This is not Khader’s time to protect any accused,” tweeted Mr Poojari. 

It is worth mentioning here that Mr Khader was the district in-charge minister of Dakshina Kannada before Mr Poojari taking over the position. 

Meanwhile, police has arrested a person in connection with the death threat against the IAS officer.

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Udupi: Two including lady doctor held for using fake documents to avail loan

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July 26,2020

Udupi, Jul 26: Two persons including a lady doctor have been arrested by the Kaup police in Udupi district for trying to use fake salary documents to avail loan from a bank to buy a car. 

According to police, on July 24, the doctor had visited Bank of Baroda's branch office at Kaup Moodabettu. She had approached the branch manager for a car loan for herself and her brother. She claimed that her monthly salary is Rs 2.66 lakh.

The bank verified the details furnished along with the loan application. The bank found that even though the doctor had furnished salary slips of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, she was presently not employed there.

The bank manager has filed a complaint at Kaup police station, accusing the doctor of trying to cheat the bank by availing loan on the basis of fake documents.

The police registered a case and nabbed her when she visited the Katapady branch of the same bank today. The police also arrested a man, who according to the doctor, created fake documents for her.

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Girls outshine boys again in Karnataka II PU results; Dakshina Kannada, Udupi bag top slot

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July 14,2020

Bengaluru, July 14: Girls outshone boys in the Second Pre-University Board examinations in Karnataka, results of which were announced on Tuesday.

As many as 6.75 lakh students had written the examination of which 4.17 lakh students passed.

Thus, the pass percentage is 61.80 per cent, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said while announcing the results.

He said 68.73 per cent girls cleared the exam against the boys whose pass percentage was 54.77 per cent.

In terms of urban versus rural, 62.60 per cent students passed in the urban area while 58.99 per cent were from rural areas.

The three districts where the students' performance was excellent were Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu whereas the districts where students fared badly were Chitradurga, Raichur and Vijayapura, the minister said.

Both Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have recorded 90.71 percent results. Kodagu has bagged second position with 81.53 pass percentage. Vijayapura district has recorded lowest pass percentage (54.22)

Combination wise, the pass percentage of students in science stream is 82.57 per cent, Commerce 72.60 per cent and Arts 47.90 per cent, said the Minister.

He also said of those who passed the examination, 72. 45 per cent were from English medium and 47.56 from Kannada medium.

There are 68,866 distinction scorers, 2,21,866 students who got first division and 77,455 students who passed the exam in second division, the minister added.

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