Fourteen days after the arrest of alleged kingpin Gurivi Reddy, accused in leaking the question paper during PGI’s MD/MS exam on November 10, a local court on Saturday sent him in judicial custody till December 3. His accomplice, Dr Gangadhar Reddy was also sent behind bars. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) confirmed that the 10 people who were summoned by the CBI were staying back in Chandigarh on their own, and not under any compulsion.
After fourteen days of interrogation, the CBI on Saturday sent only two people, who were in their custody, to jail. The court sent the two alleged conspirators to judicial custody till December 3, till the time the custody term of the other fourteen accused, including seven dummy candidates, comes to an end.
One of the CBI sleuths said that these persons were in Chandigarh and were just being questioned time and again. “The ten MBBS graduates, who were pointed out by Gurivi Reddy, are neither arrested nor detained. These people are living in Chandigarh because they just want to clear their names off the case, before they leave,” the official said.
The CBI officials also said that co-accused Dr Kota Gangadhar Reddy also produced movies. He produced a Telugu movie, Nandeeswarudu, in 2011 that was released on January 15, 2012. Dr Reddy was a co-producer of another Telegu movie in 2010.
In 2011, Kota had inaugurated his production house, KFCCinema (Kota Films Corporation. CBI sleuths also said that there were many more similar businesses that the doctor was running. Since these had nothing to do with the present stage of investigation, the CBI sleuths did not inquire about it.
Father denied to travel with accused
Waiting to meet his son at the court, father of alleged kingpin Gurivi Reddy stood there since morning for the CBI personnel to bring him to court. When he finally met his son, he tried to give him (Gurivi) Rs 500, but the officials stopped him. His father even tried to go to the jail with him in the same vehicle and get the money deposited at the jail canteen. Initially, a few officials asked him to get on to the car, but later on the refusal of the investigating officer, he was denied permission to travel with his son.