Shaadi scamster behind bars

Shaadi scamster behind bars
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A ‘Mee Seva’ centre operator in Kishan Bagh has been arrested on charges of cheating beneficiaries under the State government\'s flagship programme Shaadi Mubarak scheme. West Zone DCP A Venkateshwara Rao said on Wednesday that the accused Mohammad Zahed Ali, a Mee Seva operator illegally withdrew Rs 31,000 out of total Rs 51,000 sanctioned under the Shaadi Mubarak scheme from a number of beneficia

Suspecting foul play by Zahed, Fouziya approached police and lodged a complaint against him for cheating her. After preliminary enquiry by ACB and police, it was learnt that Zahed had indulged in fraud in Shaadi Mubarak schem

Hyderabad: A ‘Mee Seva’ centre operator in Kishan Bagh has been arrested on charges of cheating beneficiaries under the State government's flagship programme Shaadi Mubarak scheme. West Zone DCP A Venkateshwara Rao said on Wednesday that the accused Mohammad Zahed Ali, a Mee Seva operator illegally withdrew Rs 31,000 out of total Rs 51,000 sanctioned under the Shaadi Mubarak scheme from a number of beneficiaries.

Shaadi Mubarak is a flagship programme by the Telangana State government that extends financial assistance of Rs 51,000 to unmarried women from minority communities. A woman Fouziya Begum had learnt about the Shaadi Mubarak scheme and approached Zahed Ali to get the amount sanctioned in favour of her daughter Summaiyya Begum.

Zahed had asked them to submit documents including Aadhaar card, electricity bill, wedding card, marriage photographs and two photographs of Summaiyya Begum. Zahed assured her that he would apply online under Shaadi Mubarak scheme and for which he demanded Rs 2,000 as processing fee.

After visiting several times to Mee Seva centre, she performed her daughter's marriage with Shiek Mujeeb, a resident of Aurangabad on May 17, 2015. A few days after marriage, Zahed telephoned Fouziya asking her to visit Bank of Baroda near Attapur crossroads to meet Ravi, who has been assisting Zahed at the Mee Seva centre.

Ravi, in presence of Fouziya received a cover from the bank officials and asked them to leave the place. He asked her to come back in the first week of July. When she visited the Mee-Seva centre in the first week of July, Zahed handed over Rs 20,000, claiming that since her daughter got married in Aurangabad, government had not sanctioned total Rs 51,000 to Sumaiyya Begum. He further informed Fouziya that the ATM card and passbook would be handed over to her later by the verification officer.

Suspecting foul play by Zahed, Fouziya approached police and lodged a complaint against him for cheating her. After preliminary enquiry by ACB and police, it was learnt that Zahed had indulged in fraud in Shaadi Mubarak scheme. Police raided the Mee-Seva centre and recovered 20 Shaadi Mubarak application forms, two cheque books, and 15 passbooks. Police seized them and booked Zahed under IPC section 420 and 426.

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