Andhra police begin probe in Rs 117 cr CM Relief Fund scam


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Andhra police begin probe in Rs 117 cr CM Relief Fund scam

Thulluru (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police registered a case to unearth the unidentified criminals involved in the multi-city illegal money, Rs 117 crore, withdrawal attempt from the AP CM Relief Fund recently.

"A case has been registered in the Thulluru police station to investigate the AP CM Relief Fund scam," a police official confirmed to IANS.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials to go to the root of the case and unearth the details of the people involved in this massive racket.

Using forged cheques, conmen attempted to withdraw crores of rupees from the CM Relief Fund from New Delhi, Kolkata and Karnataka.

Using cheques sanctioned to three people of value Rs 16,000 and Rs 45,000, the accused people forged them to withdraw Rs 117 crore.

The massive transactions were averted when bank officials suspected something amiss with those transactions and did not process them after confirming with AP officials.

Meanwhile, all transactions of the AP CM Relief Fund account have been suspended for safety.