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One more arrested in Shaadi Mubarak scam

One more arrested in Shaadi Mubarak scam
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ACB DSP (Ranga Reddy) J Prabhakar said Aijazullah Khan (29), a mobile phones vender from Saroor Nagar, was arrested on Tuesday for assisting and partnering in the crime with Taheruddin.

Hyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau police on Tuesday arrested a small-time vendor on the charge of siphoning off the government funds allotted under Shaadi Mubarak scheme.

During first week of April, the ACB had arrested Taheruddin, a Senior Assistant in Minority Welfare Department in Ranga Reddy for helping the fraudsters to siphon off the government’s money by approving the applications received under Shaadi Mubarak scheme without verification.

ACB DSP (Ranga Reddy) J Prabhakar said Aijazullah Khan (29), a mobile phones vender from Saroor Nagar, was arrested on Tuesday for assisting and partnering in the crime with Taheruddin. The accused used to get photo copies of identity cards of people who bought mobile phones and SIM cards from him.

“Aijazuallah used them to apply to the government for sanction of Rs 51,000 under the scheme. When Aijazullah’s sister-in-law applied for sanction of money for her marriage, Taheruddin collected Rs 8,000 as bribe from them. Later, Taheruddin and Aijazullah became friends and committed fraud,” said the DSP.

Taheruddin entrusted the job of verification of applicants received from Saroornagar and Rajendranagar mandals to Aijazullah and collected bribes from applicants through him. “Taheruddin gave about 100 applications to Aijazullah for verification and paid him Rs 500 for each application. He also told Aijazullah to create fake applications to get more money. For each fake application, Taheruddin paid Rs 20,000 to his associate,” the DSP said.

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