Medical seat scam: CBI to quizz more suspects

Tollywood producer arrested recently for key role.

Published: 29th November 2012 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2012 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

The Chandigarh branch of the CBI is likely to issue notices to some more persons in the state to record their statements as part of its further probe into the medical college seat scam.

The investigators also found that the main accused, a Tollywood producer, is planning to produce more movies with the scam money.

The scam, which came to light a few months ago, has taken a curious turn recently with the CBI arresting a Tollywood producer for his alleged involvement in the scam. The CBI, which had earlier arrested a key accused, Gurivi Reddy, arrested producer K Gangadhar Reddy recently in the wake of Gurivi Reddy’s confession.

“The CBI will issue notices to more persons, almost all of them hailing from Andhra Pradesh, to record their statements. We are in the process of identifying the beneficiaries of the scam,’’ an investigating officer said.

CBI officials have already recorded the statement of a doctor here, D Krishna, who happens to be the son of a municipal corporator, D Rambabu.

Investigators are trying to ascertain how the main accused could lure the medical seat aspirants and the actual amounts collected from them.

“We are looking into the role of doctors in collusion with the accused and medical seat aspirants,’’ the sources said.

Police suspect that the main accused collected huge amounts of money from the medical seat aspirants.  “With the tainted money the producer is planning to make more movies in the near future,’’ a source said.

The film producer, Kota Gangadhar Reddy, had produced a film, Nandeeswarudu, starring Nandamuri Taraka Ratna.

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