CBI books Hyderabad-based construction for cheating SBI

Vastavam web: The CBI has booked promoters of a Hyderabad-based construction and leasing company for alleged criminal conspiracy and cheating in availing loans which turned into NPA causing a loss of Rs 8.20 crore to the State Bank of India, officials said Monday.They said the agency has filed an FIR against the company, BNR Infra and Leasing Limited, its promoters B Narasimha Redyy, S Bindusagar Reddy, advocates Nellutla Jagan, V Narasinga Rao and D Prabhakara Reddy and valuer N Datatreyudu and L Kishore Chand.

They have been booked under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery among others. The credit facilities were increased over the period on the basis of several other collateral securities furnished by him. In the meanwhile, the company was changed into a partnership firm with Bindusagar Reddy being added as a partner. In 2015, the loans taken by the company were declared as non-performing asset (NPA) with Rs 8.20 crore outstanding.

During loan recovery proceedings under the SARFAESI Act, the bank realised that collateral security document mortgaged for the purpose by the borrower was not enforceable and bank could not recover its amount. It is alleged that the promoters supplied forged documents to show that land was non-agriculture land.