Case booked against Kodali Nani, Ex-MD of Andhra Pradesh State Beverages Corporation Limited

The complainant, whose family owns a liquor godown in Gudivada, alleged that his business suffered severe losses and his mother died because of Vasudeva Reddy.
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VIJAYAWADA: Gudivada police on Saturday registered a case against D Vasudeva Reddy, former managing director of Andhra Pradesh State Beverages Corporation Limited (APSBCL), Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao (Nani), Gudivada former MLA, and Madhavi Latha, former Krishna district joint collector.

Gudivada police registered an FIR under IPC Sections 448, 427, 506 read with 34, following a complaint lodged by Duggirala Prabhakar.

The complainant, whose family owns a liquor godown in Gudivada, alleged that his business suffered severe losses and his mother died because of Vasudeva Reddy.

In his complaint, Prabhakar said he had obtained a work order, under his mother Duggirala Seetha Mahalakshmi’s name, in 2011 to lease out his family’s godown, measuring 21,953 sq. ft, for liquor storage at a cost of Rs 4.50 per sq. ft.

He had been renewing the work order every two years. When YSRC came to power in 2019, the APSBCL renewed the agreement up to 2021 and increased the cost to Rs 6 per sq. ft, he added. 

“However, to benefit N Padma Reddy, uncle of Vasudeva Reddy’s friend Karri Ramgopal Reddy, the then MD of Beverages Corporation cancelled the agreement and called for reverse tendering with the help of then joint collector Madhavi Latha in 2020. Additionally, Vasudeva Reddy threatened us not to participate in the fresh tender process. This caused my family a huge financial loss. Our godown was also set on fire. Following this, my mother died because of depression,” Prabhakar said.

The complainant also alleged that former minister Kodali Nani and his close aides Dukkipati Sashibhushan among others threatened to kill his father Jagan Mohan Rao, if he did not stay away from the tender process.

“The officials gave the tender to N Padma Reddy at a cost of Rs 9.99 per sq. ft against the prescribed limits of Rs 5 in rural areas,” Prabhakar added.

He also alleged that police did not take any action earlier, despite lodging complaints against Vasudeva Redy and Kodali Nani repeatedly.

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