The police identified the fake baba, who ran away by deceiving a person looting Rs 1.33 crore in the name of prayers, on Thursday.
The police identified fake baba as an old accused Shiva, who duped Life Style owner Madhusudhan Reddy and ran away with Rs.1.33crore by giving drug to the family members. The police said Shiva alias Shiva Swamy and Shiva Baba also duped some people in Tirupati town.
Shiva from Vendagaopally village in Kuppam Mandal in Chittoor district, turned as a fake baba and fooled some people in Tirupati since two years. He looted Rs.63 lakh in the name of Laxmi Devi pooja. He also deceived people by saying that he will give Rs 2 lakh for Rs 1 lakh. A family, which was being deceived in the hands of Shiva, also filed a case in Alipiri police station in Tirupati. Shiva maintained silence for some time and came to City two days ago on the invitation of Life Style Building owner Madhusudhan Reddy. (NSS)