ANDHRA PRADESH

Three held on cheating charge

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Jeedimetla police on Thursday arrested three persons, including a woman, on the charge of duping several persons of lakhs of rupees in the name of securing house site `pattas' for them at Suraram on city outskirts. An amount of Rs. 99,000 was seized from the trio — Chandrashekhar Goud, G. Swaroopa and Sanjay Chowdhary, the police said. According to Mr. Reddy, the woman claiming herself as BJP Mahila Morcha Ameerpet division president lured locals of Suraram promising them plots. Goud and Swaroopa allegedly collected Rs. 1,000 from nearly 300 people.

As the trio went on postponing the plot allotment work, 40 of the aggrieved persons lodged a complaint with the Qutbullahpur MRO, who informed the police.