Mancherial: Registration department officials have drawn flak for registering a property that was under litigation here on Tuesday.
Erla Rajam, a resident of College Road in Mancherial, slammed the registration department officials for initiating the process of registration without cross-checking documents. He alleged that family members of his younger brother produced fake certificates of dependency. “They even fabricated my death certificate,” he said.
It is learned that a dispute has arisen between Rajam and his younger brother Srinivas and Komarramma, wife of another brother and their daughter Srujana, over a piece of 130 square yards located in IB Chowk. Rajam approached a civil court a few months back.
Srinivas and Kumaramma claimed that they paid Rs 4 lakh to Rajam as his share.
Meanwhile, Srinivas, Komarramma and Srujana sold the asset to Venu Kumar on July 29 last. They applied for registering the property in the name of Venu, by furnishing relevant documents such as receipts of property tax, family member certificates and death certificates of dependents. Accordingly, the authorities completed the registration.
When asked, Mancherial Sub-Registrar Murali Krishna said that a notice would soon be served to Komaramma and Srinivas, seeking his explanation over the authenticity of documents of ownership. He stated that a complaint would be lodged with police for misleading the authorities of the registrations department if the applicants were found submitting fake documents.