Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday ordered the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate allegations of misuse of sports reservation quota in medical college admissions.
According to the Chief Minster’s Office, the order for the probe follows complaints that some medical seats under the sports quota were filled based on fake credentials. The Chief Minister also said action will be taken against those who got involved in such actions.
Sports Minster T Padma Rao recently said the matter was under investigation and that no one would be spared. “I know it is a serious matter and we have ordered an inquiry. The report will come out soon and necessary action will be taken,” the Minister said on the sidelines of announcing the GO on 2 per cent sports quota in government jobs on Monday last.
Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) VC and MD A Dinakar Babu and chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy said they were not aware of the development.
Earlier, three students — Bharata Simha Reddy, Varshita and Ivan Jaleen — said they were not considered for the 10 medical seats, which were under sports quota despite having qualifications. An initial report by the Vimalakar Rao Committee said there were irregularities in the process. But, the officials said the irregularities were because of lack of time for the process.