Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-07-05 10:16 Bengaluru: The Yelahanka police have arrested a 44-year-old conman who had duped many ex-servicemen and war widows in the city promising sites in Bengaluru. The accused Srinivasa Gowda, a resident of Sahakara Nagar and owner of Sridurga properties, had floated an organisation under the banner Sainik Welfare Organization India limited and advertised in newspapers claiming that he would offer sites to ex-army men and their family members at cheaper rates. Several persons approached him and paid as much as Rs1.09 crore, which he pocketed before going underground in 2012, P. Harsha, Deputy Commissioner of Police ( north east) said. However, the police nabbed the accused based on a complaint filed a city-based businessman who had been conned in a similar manner. The accused had placed an advertisement in a local news paper offering sites in and around north-east division for cheaper rates. On receiving the Rs5.3 lakh as advance booking amount from the businessman, the accused vanished. Srinivasa Gowda was booked for fraud, cheating and remanded in judicial custody.