DIMAPUR, Aug 20 – Nellore Police in Andhra Pradesh, recently arrested four agents involved in the circulation
of a money scheme in the
name of an NGO based in Dimapur called Youth Alive Society (YAS).
The main office of the Society is located at Viola Colony in Dimapur.
According to sources, the four accused, identified as M Subha Rao, K Daniel Karnoal, P David Ramesh Kadapa and Pangkash Sham, were charged with collection of illegal money to the tune of around 11 crores in the name of YAS.
Youth Alive Society Nagaland officials, when contacted, vehemently denied their involvement in the money scam while stating that it has never authorised any one at any point of time to collect money in the name of the society.
Chairperson of YAS Sentikumla confirmed that she too had been notified of the arrest by the Nellore Police but denied any connection to the case. “I received a call from Superintendent of Police (SP) Nellore Police Station and was told of the arrest of four agents late Saturday evening.”
After receiving the information, the chairperson on Sunday filed an FIR at West Police Station, Dimapur, against the four accused and is contemplating to move court.
“Such unauthorised persons are collecting money for their own benefit by cheating the innocent public. This is for the awareness of general public that nobody was authorised or given any authority by YAS to collect such money in the name of the said society,” she said.
The YAS sought to stress that its objective is solely to provide support, encouragement, counselling and referral services to drug users, people living with HIV/AIDS, commercial sex workers, female school dropouts and economically underprivileged women.
As such, anybody who deals with such illegal, fraudulent activities shall be doing so at their own risk and the director and chairperson of the society shall in no manner be responsible or be liable for such actions, the chairperson said in a statement.
YAS was registered under the Societies Registration Act of1960 in 1994.
It may be recalled that the Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials had, earlier in May, arrested the chairman of Bharat Prem Sadan (BPS), a money circulation company involved in illegal business across various states. G Prasad, chairman of BPS, had reportedly collected Rs 45 crore through 29 agents in Nellore. The activities of BPS were spread across AP, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, officials said.
The money was circulated through various societies including HIM Trust (Heavenly Inter Denominal Mission Trust), Bharat Prem Sadan, Youth & Strength Christian Welfare Association, Youth Alive Society, Trogopan Farmers Society, New Vision Foundation, Little Lamb Baptist Church Mission Trust, Jesus Preaches Association, Trinity Grace Ministry, Maranatha, Help to Poor International Trust, Centre for Women Solidarity, RMP Infotech (Resource Money Power) and Online Survey World Organisation.
Subsequently, one Naga woman identified as Rosemary Jamir, secretary of Tragopan Farmers’ Society from Dimapur, was also arrested on August 2 from Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh on the charge of duping investors to the tune of Rs 11 crores through a money circulation scheme.