BANGALORE: A woman and her daughter, a practising lawyer, were caught by Yelahanka police when they tried to sell a site with fake papers to a resident of Yelahanka. The site is part of the Karnataka State Judicial Employees’ House Building Cooperative Society ( KSJEHBCS) Layout, which is under dispute.
Manjula, 50, and her lawyer daughter Netravathi alias Netra, 29, who is a post-graduate in law, allegedly hawked sites over the internet in the layout which is still mired in criminal and civil cases. One of the victims, Vishwanath, sensed something amiss and approached police. Both mother and daughter claimed they were general power of attorney holders of the site, which turned out to be fake.
“Manjula is the wife of Suresh Kumar, former secretary of the judicial layout. He and his son-in-law Somesh are facing criminal charges. Suresh and Somesh allegedly created fake documents and got 21 sites allotted in their names. While Suresh held 11 sites in the layout, Somesh pocketed 10 sites. A criminal case was registered against both and a chargesheet was filed against them by Yelahanka police in 2006-07. Police seized all the documents from these two. A civil case was also registered against them and is pending before the high court, police claimed.
Even as these events unfolded, the duo drew up fake general power of attorney (GPA) documents in favour of Suresh’s wife Manjula. “A GPA cannot be made in favour of anyone as the original documents which have been disputed legally, were before the courts in various cases. However, Suresh and Somesh did not care for these legal issues,” police claimed.
On her part, Netra offered to sell these sites over the internet. When Vishwanath approached her, he was offered one site with fake documents for Rs 31 lakh. He paid Rs 6 lakh as advance. “When he checked the revenue records, he found that the GPA on which Manjula was trying to sell the site was fake as the original documents were with various courts,” police said.
Manjula and Netra were arrested, while Suresh and Somesh are absconding, police said. A case of cheating and forgery was registered.
………..TNN Oct 16, 2011, 06.13AM IST …
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