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Postmaster, agent dupe villagers of Rs 60 lakh

Postmaster, agent dupe  villagers of Rs 60 lakh
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Nizamabad: Private financial institutions like chit fund companies and others indulge in cheating common...

Nizamabad: Private financial institutions like chit fund companies and others indulge in cheating common people. The Government also gives advertisements in the media urging the common people not to be cheated by private companies. So, people in general believe banks and post-offices to save their hard earned money. But a postmaster in Nizamabad district cheated and withdrew savings money of several poor people. Many people � including daily wage earners, farm workers, rickshaw pullers and those belonging to low income sections � saved their savings in the post office at Rudrur village of Varni mandl in the district. A But the post master and a postal savings agent duped villagers to the tune of Rs 60 lakh by forging their signatures for withdrawing money in their postal savings accounts. The incident had happened in Rudrur village of Varni mandal in Nizamabad district and the issue cameA to light on Monday. The incident came to light when the villagers complained about the fraud to District Collector Christina Z Chongthu at the Prajavani programme in the Collectorate on Monday. The villagers' chose the post office to save money from their meagre income for their future needs. They complained that the accused withdrew their money by forging signatures. The villagers filed a case against the Postmaster Narsaiah and agent Vijayalakshmi. They alleged that police were not concentrating on the recovery of money. The victims � Poornima, Ramadevi, Sailu, Ramulu and others � urged the Collector to take stringent action against the accused. Strangely, the agent Vijayalakshmi also claims that she was cheated by the postmaster.
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