Impersonation case: Ex- Mayor Bonthu Rammohan admits meeting fake CBI officer; denies any truck

Kovvi Reddy offered and assured favorable outcomes in cases pending before the government. In return, he demanded costly gifts from private persons by claiming that they need to be further handed over to senior government officers.

By Coreena Suares  Published on  1 Dec 2022 7:00 AM GMT
Impersonation case: Ex- Mayor Bonthu Rammohan admits meeting fake CBI officer; denies any truck

Hyderabad: Former Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan has landed in trouble after reports surfaced that he met Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Reddy, the man booked for posing as a CBI officer. Bonthu Rammohan met Reddy two months ago on different occasions. However, he said he has no financial or political connection with him.

"He (Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Reddy ) once attended a Munnuru Kapu community public meeting. That is where I met him. Over two months ago, we had a friendly conversation on one occasion. But I have no financial or political affiliations with him. Srinivas Reddy would often boast about knowing people in power" Bonthu Rammohan told NewsMeter.

This comes after the sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation summoned TRS Rajya Sabha MP Vaddiraju Ravichandra and Minister Gangula Kamalakar in Komi Reddy Srinivas's impersonation case.

On November 30, CBI knocked the doors of Karimnagar MLA Gangula Kamalakar's house and issued him a summon. Investigation into the fake CBI officer's case has revealed a connection between Gangula, and Ravichandra with Komireddy Srinivas, a senior officer told NewsMeter. The two have been asked to appear before the CBI on December 1, 2022, in Delhi.

Who is Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Rao?

Acting on a tip-off, CBI arrested Vizag man Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Rao. He has been posing as an IPS Officer and Joint Director of CBI and taking undue advantage of unknown private persons. He has been lobbying with unknown public servants for getting favorable responses in various matters which include the cases registered by different central investigative agencies, CBI said in its FIR

According to the evidence collected by the CBI, Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Rao posed as a senior officer of the CBI before Malepati Chenchu Naidu of Yousufguda, Uday Bhaskar Goniguntla of Moosapet, and Srinivas Rao Penupothula of Balkampet and Jetti Srinivas of Amberpet, all based in Hyderabad.

Trap

Kovvi Reddy offered and assured favorable outcomes in cases pending before the government. In return, he demanded costly gifts from private persons by claiming that they need to be further handed over to senior government officers.

Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Rao visited New Delhi on November 22 and arranged a stay at Madhyanchal Bhawan and Tamil Nadu Bhawan. He impersonated a senior officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Two days later Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Rao met Srinivas Rao Penupothula at Tamil Nadu Bhavan, New Delhi by impersonating a senior officer of CBI. Srinivas Rao informed Vinay Handa that he is looking after the officers' cadre of CBI and agreed to assist Vinay Handa in obtaining employment for his younger son.

In addition, Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Rao, impersonating himself as a senior IPS Officer, was also lobbying with Margana Venkateshwara Rao and Ravi (private persons) in the matter of obtaining No Entry Permit (permission for vehicles to ply during 'No Entry' restriction timings in Delhi / New Delhi) from Delhi Police for 2000 vehicles of the company 'Porter'.

On a tip-off, CBI arrested Kovvi Reddy Srinivas Reddy and booked him under section 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code

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