Vijaywada: Conmen tried to divert Rs112 crore funds from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) by using fabricated cheques through three banks.
The major offence came to light with the alertness of bank officials. Sources said that some miscreants tried to divert Rs 112 crore funds from the CMRF through three banks in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.
The miscreants presented forged SBI cheques. One fabricated cheque with forged signatures was presented to divert Rs 52.65 crore in Moodbidri SBI branch in Mangalore, Rs 39,85,95,540 crore cheque was presented in the CCPCI branch of SBI in Delhi and Rs 24.65 crore cheque was presented Mograhath branch of SBI in Kolkata. The signature of Assistant secretary to government, Revenue, (CMRF) was forged on the cheques.
The miscreants tried to cash the cheques but the alert bank officials referred the cheques to the SBI branch, located at Velagapudi village in Amaravati. The bank officials after inquiring with the officials concerned found the cheques were fabricated and signatures were forged. The SBI officials of AP alerted the three bank managers not to clear the cheques as they were fabricated.
Official sources here on Sunday said that Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had taken the issue seriously and ordered for an inquiry by the Anti-Corruption Bureau officials. Revenue department assistant secretary Murali Mohan Rao lodged a police complaint with the Tulluru police station in this regard.