Housing board watchman held for fraud
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested a watchman who was working with the Tamil Nadu Housing Board and his son for allegedly cheating eight persons by issuing fake allotment orders.
The CCB said K. Ganesh, a staff of Port Trust, lodged a cheating complaint against the father and son at the Commissioner’s office. He said the accused, D. Babu, 50, and his son Vinoth, 27, were introduced to him by a tenant. Mr. Babu claimed that he was working as an officer with the Tamil Nadu Housing Board and was influential. Following his promise to get a housing allotment, Mr. Ganesh and his friends gave ₹52.77 lakh to Mr. Babu and Mr.Vinoth. Mr. Babu gave them fake allotment orders for houses in Maraimalai Nagar.