Fake land racket busted in Hyderabad

Police seized fake land documents and stamp papers, stamps and other documents from them

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Task force busted a fake land documents racket on Thursday and arrested four persons including a retired deputy tahsildar and a real estate broker.

Police seized fake land documents and stamp papers, stamps and other documents from them.

Police said the prime accused M. Rammohan Rao, 72, is a real estate broker operating from Yousufguda. He contacts real estate agents and gets information about customers who are fighting land cases in court. He passes on information to V. Ramanuja Rao, a retired deputy tahsildar.

During service, he worked as revenue inspector at Shaikpet and Golconda tahsildar office.

He had data about lands, Pahani books, pattadar passbooks and copies of Shaikpet village plans.

Another accused Mohammed Aijaz Ahmed, who is a translator-cum-typist, supplies non-judicial stamp papers with dates from the year 1930. He helps in preparing fake old land documents by using old typewriters and ink pens.

Police said that accused Mohammed Kareemuddin is a calligrapher who runs a screen printing shop. He assists them for writing documents in Urdu.

"Mohan gets customers who need land documents. Ramanuja Rao verifies details with the data he has. Aijaz prepares the type written document using his old machines and ink pens. If the document is still old, Kareemuddin scripts it in Urdu," said taskforce DCP B. Limba Reddy.

The gang took all precautionary measures to make the document look like a genuine one. The accused prepared fake land documents for different lands in Shaikpet village, Malkajgiri, Banjara Hills, Attapur and Gachibowli.

They tried to encroach government and private lands using these documents. They also sold fake documents to anti-social elements who create litigation on properties.

The arrested persons and the seized property were handed over to CCS.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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