IRTS officer arrested in 'FiberNet scam'
Amaravati, Sep 18 (PTI): The Crime Investigation Department of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday arrested a senior IRTS officer K Sambasiva Rao in connection with the Rs 321 crore fibernet scam.
The CID named him as an accused in the case and questioned him extensively in the last five days, before arresting him.
He was produced before a local court that remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.
In the FIR registered on September 9, the CID named 16 persons and two companies as the accused in the case.
Citing a complaint filed by APSFL Chairman P Goutham Reddy, the CID said Vemuri Harikrishna Prasad, the then member of the e-Governance Authority governing council, colluded with Tera Software Limited to ensure the tender for Rs 321 crore was illegally awarded to the company.
Prasad is also being questioned in the case, along with officials of Tera Software, CID sources said.
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