Hyderabad: Rachakonda police on Tuesday arrested a TRS party Sarpanch of Nandi, Wanaparthy Raju Naik, for cheating 14 victims under the pretext of helping them to purchase lands owned by the state government.
Police said that Raju Naik, along with his associates, collected Rs 17 lakh from the victims saying that their names were enlisted in the allocations by the government for the newly constructed houses in Yacharam.
The victims realised that they were cheated when the original house owners raised objections over their stay. He along with another realtor Sadullah cheated the victims by forging the house registration documents. They collected Rs 1.5 lakh from each victim . Raju Naik was sent on remand, while a hunt is on for Sadullah.