Hyderabad: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau took into custody P Rajeshwar Reddy (Managing Director of Teja Pharma), Mohd Ghouse Pasha (lab technician), and V Lavanya (Pharmacist), charging them with corruption. The trio has been booked for criminal conspiracy, abetment of crime, various sections under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The investigation found that Dr Ch Devika Rani — Former Director of Insurance Medical Services — colluded with Rajeshwar and issued purchase orders to buy medicines at higher prices, causing massive loss to the government exchequer. Rajeshwar and the director had obtained purchase orders to a tune of Rs 28 crore by bribing other officials.

At the same time, Pasha worked as a conduit to Dr K Padma — Joint director of IMS (currently in custody). He collected stocks of medicines and kits from ESI dispensaries meant for beneficiaries and handed them over to private persons for the illegal sale of stock. This was done under the direction of Dr Padma, ACB said. Lavanya is alleged of fabricating the records of the dispensary in collusion with the staff of the special drug dispensing unit in Sanath Nagar.

The Investigators are acting upon multiple complaints filed against the former director of IMS, Dr Devika and 17 other government employees. They are accused of creating fake indents and indulged in the falsification of records. This has caused a loss of Rs 11.69 crore to the government exchequer.

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