Andhra youth arrested for selling rental cars of owners in Odisha

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 08, 2024 IST

Berhampur, June 8: A 30-year-old man, who worked as a driver, was arrested for selling the cars of his owners, Berhampur Town police said on Saturday.

The accused has been identified as is M Krishna Pradhan, a native of Kollur village under the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, who has been staying in the Basudevnagar locality of Berhampur city of Odisha,

Berhampur ASP, Ramesh Chandra Sethy said Pradhan had contacted one B Chalapati Rao of the city for driving his car on rent. He took the car on May 18 for rental purpose but did not return.

When Chalapati contacted Pradhan, he kept lying to him that he could not return to Berhampur as the clients had worked at different locations.

Pradhan’s mobile phone was switched off when Chalapati called him on May 29. Suspecting foul play, Chalapati suspected foul play and enquired about Pradhan. Later, he got to know that the latter drove rental cars and sold them.

Chalapati lodged a police complaint and Pradhan was arrested late on Thursday night from an isolated location in the city. He was forwarded to court on Friday, said police.

Pradhan confessed to the crime during interrogation. Five cars and a motorcycle were recovered from Pradhan and further investigation into the matter is on, said Sethy.

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