MVI booked in registration case And CID Begins Probing Scam
The CID on Thursday registered a case against MVI V. Siva Nageswara Rao, on the complaint that he registered 27 non-existing vehicles.
The MVI was accused of creating fake registration certificates in collusion with four individuals who own petrol tankers, according to a complaint lodged by the Deputy Transport Commissioner, Guntur G.S. Raja Ratnam. The offence took place on July 11, and the department conducted an internal inquiry.
The four individuals who produced fake invoice copies that were reportedly given in the name of Josper Industries, Karunamayi building, and Star Weigh bridge companies.
After conformation in the internal inquiry, the DTC informed the CID and lodged a complaint.
The CID teams conducted raids on the above said companies located in Vijayawada and Guntur, and filed cases against them under Sections 420, 464, 468, 120, 120 (B) IPC, and 43,44 of MV Act. CID SP. K.V. Mohan Rao is investigating the case.
The CID on Thursday began investigating the illegal registration of 27 vehicles in the MVI office in Mangalagiri.
CID SP K. Mohan Rao said that the agency received a complaint about registration of 27 vehicles on paper without the vehicles being present in physical form by the then MVI K. Sivanageswara Rao in July this year.
Sivanageswara Rao was later suspended. Guntur deputy transport officer G.C. Rajaratnam lodged a complaint with the CID.
Mr Mohan Rao said that Sivanageswara Rao registered 27 vehicles on the basis of fake purchase documents.
He said that four teams were formed to investigate the case in which three teams Were conducting the probe in Vijayawada and one in Mangalagiri.