Hyderabad: Bollineni Srinivasa Gandhi, the then Superintendent of GST, Hyderabad, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), furnished false Covid-19 positive reports in the name of his family members and evaded the probe.
In a press release issued by the CBI, it was alleged that Bollineni influenced witnesses and dissuaded them from joining the investigation and disclosing relevant facts of the case.
The CBI had registered a case on July 8, 2019, against Bollineni and his wife over allegations of illicitly enriching themselves to the tune of over Rs 3.74 crore. During investigation, the CBI issued notices under the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code.
However, Bollineni did not cooperate with the investigation and also did not furnish requisite information or documents pertaining to the case. He also furnished fabricated Covid-19 positive reports in the name of his family members to avoid investigation.
Officials produced Bollineni before the special court for CBI cases, after which he was remanded to judicial custody till May 7.
Bollineni, who investigated several high profile multi-crore scams, allegedly failed to appear for questioning, officials said. Bollineni was also part of the team that probed the quid pro quo case registered against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and a fraud case booked against former Union Minister from AP.
Bollineni served as an assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and probed a fraud case booked against city-based jewellers after demonetization.