Conman dupes Shilpa Shetty’s father of Rs 2 crore

A self-styled godman, named Baba Devendra was allegedly arrested by the Versova police. The conman posed as the disciple of Baba Ramdev cheated Shilpa Shetty father Surendra Shetty of Rs 2 crore. The conman duped Shilpa’s father Surendra Shetty for Rs 2 crore, promising that he is going to open Yoga ashram and a herbal products company.

Ashutosh Kumar, Deputy Inspector General of Meerut range, confirmed the arrest of the godman and said that Baba Devendra was arrested by Mumbai police. "Yogi was arrested from Hastinapur region in Meerut and bought to Mumbai, where further investigations are on," said Senior Police Inspector D S Patil.

Surendra Shetty, father of Shilpa Shetty, had filed a complaint at Andheri Police station in Mumbai. He had alleged that Devendra had duped him of Rs two crore after making a promise that he would open a Yogpeeth, on the lines of Ramdev's Patanjali yogpeeth, and Shilpa Shetty’s herbal products.

Baba Devendra took Surendra Shetty under his confidence and won to take Rs 2 crore for the purpose. It is learnt that the conman is neatly taking out petty amounts since the past two months through Internal bank transfers from Shetty's account on the pretext of setting up a factory of herbal products.

Surendra Shetty tried to contact him several times but he could not be contacted. On receiving the amount, he escaped from Mumbai after which on Surendra lodged an FIR on September 16.

It is known that Devendra , who hails from Rani Nangla village in Hastinapur area had worked in Ramdev's Yogpeeth in Haridwar.