Hyderabad: The Telangana State Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths probing officials involved in the Miyapur land scam found that three sub-registrars were operating using benami names. The trio were grilled in Anti Corruption Bureau custody and were remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday.
Apart from amassing wealth two of the accused also paid donations for the medical studies of their sons in private medical colleges.
ACB Director General J. Purnachandra Rao said that it was found that Balanagar sub-registrar Mohammed Yousuf used his father-in-law as benami for purchasing properties and for maintaining bank accounts.
A case of disproportionate assets was booked against Yousuf on June 13 and searches were conducted the next day.
They yielded Rs 4.5 crore worth assets (market value Rs 12 crore) and it was also found that he had paid Rs 30 lakh for the medical education of his son.
“Yousuf used his father-in-law’s benami bank account for purchasing properties and for funding the medical education of his son. He also used document writers for purchasing properties and for concealing documents on properties,” the Anti Corruption Bureau said.
Kukatpally sub registrar R. Srinivasa Rao who was found to have Rs 20 crore worth properties (market value Rs 25 crore) including investments of Rs 12.83 crore in Hasini Power Projects, North Star Homes, Manjeera Holdings and I-con construction company was probed again.
“Srinivasa Rao used to deposit his illegal earnings in the bank account of a benami and later transfer it into the account of another benami and later divert them into benami accounts of shell companies and for buying shopping complexes. He used his son and friends for depositing his illegal money in benami bank accounts,” the ACB said.
In the third case it was found that Medchal sub registrar T.V. Ramesh Chandar Reddy had amassed Rs 5 crore worth properties (market value Rs 12 crore) in the name of his driver.
“He had also used the money to educate his child in Karnataka by paying huge donations using benami accounts.”
He also used an NRI relative as benami for purchasing many immovable properties....