Hyderabad: A senior assistant working in the LB Nagar sub-registrar's office, a cyber cafe owner, a businessman and a mason were arrested by the LB Nagar police on Monday for creating fake documents of a land belonging to a DRDL employee and took a loan of Rs 20 lakh by mortgaging the land.
According to the LB Nagar police, P. Srinivas Rao, 54, a DRDL employee living in Bengaluru, purchased a 200 sq yards plot in the city outskirts of Mansoorabad in LB Nagar in 1987, which has been lying vacant since.
The prime accused Balam Laxmaiah, 30, of Hasthinapuram was into sand business and learned about the vacant plot. He hatched a plan to grab the land and discussed the plan with his friend N. Mahender Reddy, 34, a cyber cafe owner.
“Mahender was friends with P. Vikas Reddy, 31, a senior assistant at LB Nagar sub-registrar office and sought his help in executing a fake sale deed. They managed to pull in P. Ramesh and K. Shankerji as the witnesses and another person to impersonate as the original landowner,” said the police.
The police said, “Mahender created a fake voter id card on the name of Srinivas Rao using the photograph of an impersonator and then created a forged document. They executed the sale deed in June 2016 which said that the land is being sold to Laxmaiah. With that, Laxmaiah mortgaged the land with a private agency and obtained a Rs 20 lakh loan, using which he purchased a plot at Yadagirigutta and a car, and gave a commission of Rs 10,000 each to his associates.”
Following a complaint from Srinivas that his land was illegally sold by impersonators, a case was registered under Sections 419, 420, 468, 471 and 120 (B) r/w 34 of IPC at the LB Nagar police station. The police arrested Laxmaiah, Mahender, Vikas and Ramesh on Monday and seized the documents of the land purchased at Yadagirigutta, the car, three mobile phones and a computer used by Mahender. The other three accused are absconding and efforts are on to nab them, the police added.