LIC officer arrested for cheating

Hyderabad:A development officer of LIC was today arrested here on charges of cheating by allegedly creating fake and forged documents of Telangana Rifle Association, police said.

Based on a tip-off, the Central Crime Station, a wing of Hyderabad police arrested Y Venkat Shiva Kumar.

According to a release from Hyderabad Police, Kumar started as a development officer in LIC in Hyderabad and he had joined also as member/shooter in Rifle Association of Andhra Pradesh in 2005.

He was later inducted as executive committee member in 2012 of the association. During his tenure as the member, the accused was also nominated as technical official of National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), it said.

“Taking advantage of this post, the accused used to lure participants and demand money from them to increase their scores in the events they participated,” it said.

“After receiving several complaints from various participants, the association accordingly removed the accused from the position of executive committee member of the association,” it said.

After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014, the AP Rifle Association was divided into two units– Rifle Association of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Rifle Association.

Prior to bifurcation, Amith Sanghi was acting President for Rifle Association of Andhra Pradesh. At the time of bifurcation of both the association, the accused requested Sanghi to recommend him for the post of President or General Secretary in Rifle Association of Andhra Pradesh. However, since Sanghi refused to accept his request, Shiva Kumar bore grudge against Sanghi, police said.

“In order to create hurdles and inconvenience in smooth functioning of Telangana Rifle Association and to malign the image of the Association, the accused Shiva Kumar created fake and forged document i.e. minutes of general body meeting which was held on May 10, 2014, by suppressing the real facts,” police said.

Based on a complaint by Telangana Rifle Association, Kumar was arrested.