To get themselves elected as an MLA and a Rajya Sabha MP respectively, two friends allegedly forged Telangana and Andhra Governor ESL Narasimhan's signature on documents attached to an RTI request.
One of the accused was arrested by the CID on Saturday while the other accused was absconding.
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Maramraju Raghava Rao, who was earlier involved in cheating cases, sent forged documents to the Governor’s office with an RTI application seeking to know why the 'nominations' were not implemented so far.
"One wanted to get elected as MLA in the Governor's quota and the other wanted to get elected as a Rajya Sabha MP in the President's quota. They forged all documents and sent it to the Governor's office. The RTI enquiry application stated that all these were signed by the Governor and they have been nominated for the post, and why no official order has not been issued," a CID official told DC.
Following an investigation, the Governor's office found that the documents provided with the RTI were forged and lodged a complaint with the CID.
It was also reported that Raghava Rao earlier worked as a Village Revenue Assistant (VRA) at Shakipet while Matta Raghuvamsi, the other accused, was a former employee with the revenue department.
Quoting sources, The New Indian Express reported that Raghava Rao was suspended from service after allegedly indulging in land settlements when he worked as a VRA, following which he started duping people on the pretext of providing jobs in reputed companies and collecting huge amounts of cash.