Police arrested Sanjeevi (63) and Immanuel (32) under charges of cheating a building contractor to the tune of ₹40 lakh on Saturday.
Following a complaint from Jeeva (58), a building contractor here, Superintendent of Police Priya Ravali directed the police to register a case.
The complaint was that the father and son duo had lured Jeeva by saying that they would get him a big contract worth ₹200 crore in Maldives. In a bid to make him fall in the trap, they even allegedly assured to get him a bank loan arranged in Maldives through financial consultants.
To make the complainant believe, the father and son had made a few people from Maldives to hold a conference with Jeeva. As a first step, they wanted him to part with ₹40 lakh, which he had given on different dates.
As the accused were evading calls from Jeeva, he turned suspicious and