A man was arrested on a charge of cheating a prospective property buyer while five others who were also involved in the case are at large.

Kona Ramesh and four others induced G. Kalyan Rao of East Point Colony to buy 3.59 acres of land in survey nos. 117/5, 117/7,117/8,117/10,117/18 and 117/19 at Tunglam village.

They forged the signatures of the actual land owners and claimed the land as their own. They took Rs.30 lakhs from Kalyan Rao and signed an agreement. The agreement was invalid and couldn’t be executed as the land was already under litigation by third parties and under pledge of Union Bank of India. The accused had also entered into agreements with some others for the same land.

The complainant demanded repayment of the amount paid.

A sixth accused Reddy Surya Rao, who offered to mediate on behalf of the other accused, issued cheques for the amount.

He, however, issued ‘stop payment’ instructions to the bank. Kalyan Rao lodged a complaint with the police on September 4. Police Commissioner J. Purnachandra Rao endorsed the case to the Cyber Crime Cell for investigation.

During the course of investigation, Cyber Crime Cell Inspector S. Lakshmana Murthy and his team arrested Surya Rao and produced him in the III Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Gajuwaka on Wednesday.