CBI books HCU's chief medical officer, wife for amassing illegal wealth of Rs 3.81 Cr

By Coreena Suares  Published on  28 Nov 2020 4:00 PM GMT
CBI books HCUs chief medical officer, wife for amassing illegal wealth of Rs 3.81 Cr

Hyderabad: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have booked the chief medical officer of Hyderabad Central University and his wife in a disproportionate assets case.

The central investigation agency registered a case against Dr Ravindra Kumar and Sujatha for amassing illegal wealth to a tune of 3.86 Crore against their legal source of income.The accused couple are residents of Lalaguda and he works at the Hyderabad Central University.

Investigation found that Dr Ravindra Kumar purchased properties on his and Sujatha's name during the period from 2014-2019. This was after he was appointed as the Chief Medical officer at the university.

"Initially the couple owned assets worth Rs 3.22 Crore however it increased to Rs 9.04 crore during the relevant period, that is ending 2019. As such the total assets acquired while he worked as the CMO increased by 5.82 Crore and expenditure is Rs 1.82 Crore. According to the calculation the total assets and expenditure increased by Rs 7.65 Crore while he was serving at the HCU. The couple amassed illegal wealth disproportionate to his legal source of income" the CBI said.It is pertinent to note that the accused couple amassed illegal wealth by 101.91 %.

The CBI has booked Dr Ravindra and Sujatha for abetment, intentionally enriching themselves illicitly and possessing disproportion assets.

A case under section 120-B of the Indian Penal code, section 13(2) r/w and section 13 (1) (e) of Prevention of Corruption Act.

In 2016, after Rohith Vemula death he resigned from the post of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the University of Hyderabad. He displayed his dissatisfaction with the university investigation about Rohith Vemula suspension.

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