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Couple held for duping actress' guest house caretaker in Goa

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Police today arrested a Mumbai-based couple for allegedly the of Meghna Naidu's guest house of over Rs 1 lakh, an said.

Princeraj (32) and his wife (31) were arrested from a hotel in Majorda in South this morning.

"The couple was on the run from the time they had burgled the guest house in Candolim in North Goa," said.

In her social media post, Naidu had claimed the duo duped the caretaker and ran away with her belongings, including clothes. She had also released a picture of the couple.

A complaint was lodged against and Dalal by the caretaker, identified as Suhasini Raut, on February 26, said Dalvi.

According to the complainant, and Dalal took Rs 60,000 from her under the pretext of providing jobs to her children during their stay at the facility. They allegedly took money from Raut on different occasions under various pretexts, said Dalvi.

"A total of Rs 1.5 lakh was taken by the couple during their stay at the guest house. A case was registered against them under section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) read with 34 of the IPC," he said.

They were produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody till March 17.

"We are also investigating whether they are involved in similar offences at other places," Dalvi said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 00:05 IST