Nalgonda, February 13
Fake passbooks are rampant in Nalgonda district, with more in PA Palli mandal. A few groups, with the help of bankers, are running fake passbooks scam in underdeveloped areas.
They are creating fake passbooks in the name of farmers living in thandas and looting lakhs of public money as loans.
An incident where lakhs of rupees was usurped under 52 fake passbooks in APGVB bank came to light two months ago.
These unscrupulous groups are even drafting online pahanis. They are taking bonds in Mee-Seva centres in Hyderabad and making prints of computerized DTP pahanis on them. They are cheating the bankers with fake stamp of local Mee-Seva centres.
According to sources, there was no farmer in the name of Ketavat Naga, son of Hariya in Dharmarekhya thanda of Perwala village panchayat (now in Neradugommu mandal) of PA Palli mandal. But Rs 75,000 crop loan was taken in his name by creating fake passbooks that he is having four acres of land at 396/E at Perwala revenue outskirts.
Also fake passbooks were created that Ketawat Swamy, S/o Nagababu has 4.35 acres at survey number 456/B; Ketawat Nagesh, S/o Mangya has 4.15 acres at survey number 419/3; Ketawat Srinu, S/o Lalu has 4.10 acres at survey number 395/5; K Mahesh Babu S/o Teja has 3.35 acres at survey number 412/4; K Suseela W/o Balu has 3.30 acres at survey number 450/E; K Lakshmi W/o Ramulu has 4.20 acres at survey number 325/A; and K Ravi S/o Panthya has 4.30 acres at survey number 421/A and the gangs have taken Rs 75,000 loan.