New Delhi, June 28: At least four self-styled godmen have been arrested in Hyderabad for extorting at least 500 grams gold, 1 kilogram silver and Rs. 1 lakh cash as well from a 48-year-old man. The accused took the valuables from the man on the pretext of performing certain rituals. Also Read - Vijayawada Fire Accident: Death Toll Rises to 10; Centre Assures Help to State Govt | 10 Points

The four accused- E Vasu, T Sathakoti, K Babu Srinu, and V Pullayya, who are all astrologers and belong to West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh and reside in Hyderabad, told the man in question, that there was a threat to the lives of his wife and children and asked him to perform a slew of rituals for their well being. Also Read - 7 Dead, Several Feared Trapped After Fire Breaks Out at Makeshift COVID Facility in Vijaywada, Rescue Operations Underway

The victim gave them Rs. 1.10 lakh through cheque and also gave them gold bars weighing a total 500 grams and 1 kg silver too, reported Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat. Police have seized 500 grams gold, 1 kg silver and Rs. 1 lakh from the four accused. The case came to light after the man lodged a complaint with police saying that the accused called him again and said there was a threat to his life. Also Read - AP Inter Re-verification Results 2020 Declared at | Direct Link to Check Scores Here