Hyderabad: Three persons allegedly involved in the Telangana Insurance Medical Scam were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday. They are identified as Dr Cheruku Aravind Reddy, proprietor of Sri Venkateswara Health centre at Balanagar in Hyderabad. The other two are K Ram Reddy, a supervisor at the health centre and K Likhith Reddy, a lab technician from the same institute. The trio is accused of corruption, conspiracy and collusion with other accused in the case, for financial advantage for themselves and others, said officials from ACB.
Further inquiries revealed that the accused are conduits (benami) of Dr K Padma, Joint Director IMS, who collected medicines, kits and other products. On her instructions, pharmacist Radhika and other accused sold the products to private persons in different parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
ACB found that Padma, in connivance with Aravind Reddy, had conducted several medical camps across Telangana. The medicines and kits supplied from IMS for use at these camps were diverted to godowns owned by Aravind at Dulapally, Jeedimetla and Chinta in Hyderabad.
Aravind sold them to private persons in the open market, and they shared the profits from the sales. He also sold the medicines and kits that were meant for use in dispensaries, in the open market. Meanwhile, Ram and Likhith coordinated the supply and transport of the products from IMS to camps and then to godowns. The three arrested were later produced before the Special Court for ACB cases.