Ibrahim Shareef of Attavar, against whom many complaints of cheating have been lodged, was arrested by the Pandeshwar police on Saturday.
The police told The Hindu that a team of policemen arrested him in Mudigere in Chikmagalur district. He is implicated in 60 instances of cheating, which had been filed as one complaint, the police said.
On Thursday, the Democratic Youth Federation of India submitted a list of persons who had been allegedly cheated by Mr. Shareef to the Commissioner of Police. In a memorandum, the complainants had said that Mr. Shareef had promised to pay their house rent in exchange for any amount of money they gave him in cash. Several people had paid him money, according to the complaint.