Police question Corporator Devaraj
Mysuru: A house belonging to a retired Tahsildar was sold by creating false documents and a fake owner.
Highly placed sources told Star of Mysore that the Police have questioned Corporator P. Devaraj with regard to the house in Rajivnagar that belonged to retired Tahsildar Rajaratnam, a resident of Vijayanagar in Mysuru.
Cheating incident: A MIG House in a site measuring 30X40 built by MUDA in Rajivnagar was allotted to Rajaratnam in 1980. As the Tashildar was in a transferable job, he had rented out his house. However, miscreants used to create problems to the tenants by throwing stones forcing them to vacate the house.
Because of this deliberate attempt by the miscreants to keep away the tenants, the house was lying vacant for a long time. After retiring from service, Rajaratnam settled down in Mysuru. He was in for a shock when he went to pay house tax to his Rajivnagar residence in March. It came to light that his house had been sold to one Sardar Sharief. Totally upset, he went to the Sub Registrar’s office (East) and enquired. To his dismay, Rajaratnam found that his house had been sold, impersonating him.
He collected all the documents related to his house and filed a complaint in Udayagiri Police Station in April last. In a written complaint, he stated that the house belonging to him was sold to Sardar Sharief of Rajivnagar for Rs 22.50 lakh creating fake documents. The Police registered the complaint and started investigation. They stumbled upon an important piece of information while interrogating Sharief. It has come to light that three persons Inayat, Pehalwan and Corporator Devaraj are involved in the fraud.
In the light of this, Devaraj was subjected to questioning while two others are absconding. It is to gain profit that the three persons had cheated by creating false documents, a fake owner and selling the house by convincing that it is genuine. A few more documents are required to be collected. It is also important to find out who impersonated Rajaratnam the owner and sold the property. Who are the other accused in the crime also needs to be found out, said the Police.