Kuppam : A criminal case has been filed against P Manohar, a personal assistant to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu, for financial fraud.

The police acted, based on a complaint filed by officials of the Kuppam Co-operative Town bank. The facts of the case are, complainant A.S Vidhyasagar belonging to Kuppam, accused P. Manohar of drawing and depositing Rs 1 lakh without the knowledge of the complainant. The issue only came into light when Vidhyasagar inquired with the bank authorities.

Speaking to NewsMeter, Vidhyasagar, a TDP leader, explained, “ During the Telugu Desam government in AP , an Utsav Committee was formed in Kuppam. Over 16 donors including the son of former TDP MP, donated around 1 crore. The money was meant for various festival activities held in the constituency. Accused P Manohar was the personal assistant of Ex-CM Chandrababu Naidu and a member of the committee.

He further adds, “ The money was deposited in a single bank account. It has come to light that, without the notice of the donors, P Manohar withdrew Rs 11 lakhs using  benami names and even forged the donor’s signatures. He  forged the signature of the former MP’s son, as well. When an inquiry was made at the Kuppam Co-operative bank, it was revealed that Manohar has deposited donor’s money for his personal interest.’

Based on the complaint, The Kuppam (urban) police officials of Chittoor district of  AP filed a case under section 420 (cheating ) 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (Using as genuine a forged) of the  Indian Penal code. No arrest has taken place so far.

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