Panaji: Goa Police are searching for an Australian national, Sean Demont, who has been accused of cheating several businessmen in the state`s South district.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Umesh Gaonkar said the Aussie has been accused of cheating in several instances including non-payment of air ticket money to a
Gaonkar said the complaints against Demont had started
pouring from coastal Colva police station since beginning of
this year, when he failed to pay Rs 17 lakh that he owed to a
The DySP said that Timoty Colaco living in Benaulim village complained to local police station that Demont defaulted the payment of travel bills.
Similar complaint was filed by another local Cristina
Rebello, who had accused that she was cheated by him for
Rs 2.68 lakh. Another lady, F Pereira has lodged complaint
with Colva police stating that Demont had borrowed Rs 23.5 lakh from her, which he never returned.
Gaonkar said that the police are investigating the
background of Demont, who has been living in South Goa since
"He is missing and we are on look out for him," the DySP
Police sources said that the Australian national was
earlier apprehended by police in a accident case in Colva
village in March 2011.
After the accident, Demont had lodged complaint with
the Inspector General of Police (IGP) accusing local police of
attaching huge amount of cash and other items from his car
without issuing him a receipt.