Indian hoodwinked with boast of tea to royalty

2014-05-05 12:59:34

Interpol has issued a red notice on a Sri Lankan businessman who is evading Court after being charged with swindling an Indian businessman of US$5.29 million by asking him to invest in a tea export company on the boast that the tea export company had supplied tea to the Buckingham Palace.

The CID investigating the incident told Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage that the Interpol too had issued a red notice on the suspect Anthony Manilal Alles facing charges of having cheated Indian Businessman Somith Agrwal.

In his complaint to the CID, Mr. Agrwal alleged that he got to know the Sri Lanka businessman while staying in Thailand and discussed business matters relating to tea exports.

He said Mr. Alles had asked him to invest in a tea export company as a joint venture and had thereafter deposited US$5.29 million in a bank account belonging to the new tea export company they were floating. The complainant alleged that the suspect had showed him certificate purportedly issued by an assistant personal secretary to the queen and insisted that he had supplied tea to the Buckingham Palace.

Prior to the red notice being issued by t Interpol, the Colombo Fort Magistrate had issued an open warrant for the arrest of the suspect. Further magisterial inquiry was postponed till May 7. (LS)

  Comments - 13

  • Don Don Monday, 5 May 2014 14:53

    This is where we badly need Saudi law to chop his hand.

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    Spitfire Tuesday, 6 May 2014 07:56

    This is a guy who will sell sand to Arab's & getaway with it without getting his hands chopped off!!!

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    Fair N Square Monday, 5 May 2014 18:58

    STUPID Indian businessman... to have INVESTED so much money without checking the credentials of our ZERO... This guy would have obtained a new passport on a different name after paying ,and with that money gone to some 1st world country as an investor.and obtained residency

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    Sonali De Silva Tuesday, 6 May 2014 10:33

    I wish I had met him. Maybe i could have convinced him that my company sold tea to Obama. They say there's a sucker born every minute.

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    Gilmartman Monday, 5 May 2014 22:42

    Mara gilmart to hoodwink an Indian at that. Well overtake Nigerians as the best gilmarts in the world. via DM iPad app

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    amal Tuesday, 6 May 2014 09:02

    [A fool and his money soon part

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    rednaxela Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:08

    Stupid is not the word to describe the Indian. He is an high potential idiot to state the least.

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    zorro Tuesday, 6 May 2014 12:58

    [quote name="rednaxela"]Stupid is not the word to describe the Indian. He is an high potential idiot to state the least.[/quote]
    ...and genious srilankan fraud.....

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