Doctor, filmmaker, wannabe actor is also cheating ‘kingpin’
- Spot-fixing: Petition in SC seeks stay on IPL matches, demands SIT probe
- India, China call for end to incursion issue, sign 8 deals to boost ties
- Sanjay Dutt spends restless nights as officials yet to decide on his jail
- Aarushi murder case: Rajesh Talwar claims he was asleep when killings took place
- Yahoo! says will acquire Tumblr for $1.1 bn, eyes billion visitors mark
He is a qualified doctor, a film producer, a wannabe director and an aspiring actor. However, where Kota Gangadhar Reddy is alleged to have actually made his mark is in running "cheating" rackets at entrance tests.
Dr Reddy, 34, is currently under arrest for the recent PGIMER, Chandigarh, entrance examination racket where a blue-tooth device embedded in the ears was just one of the means used to dodge the authorities, apart from cameras and cell phones. Two years ago, when he was still a second-year MS (Orthopaedics) student, Reddy had been held by the Crime Central Station, Hyderabad, for "leaking" question papers and "organising" cheating during the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) across Andhra Pradesh. Students had been caught with bluetooth then too.
His alleged associate arrested along with him in both the cases was 31-year-old Gurivi Reddy, also A qualified doctor. The two were on bail in the June 2010 EAMCET case when they allegedly pulled off the PGIMER racket.
While CBI officials from Chandigarh arrested Reddy from a hotel in Patna, Gurivi was held from Chandigarh. "I think even when he was an MBBS student, he started scheming about this racket in entrance tests. Looking at the craze and the price people were willing to pay to secure a medical seat, I am sure he was already involved in helping candidates cheat as he had a lot of money at that time (in 2010) too," said a former inspector who was involved in Reddy's EAMCET arrest. Being a part of the medical fraternity helped tap into the right contacts.
What may have fuelled Reddy's hunger for quick bucks, the police say, was his craze to enter the Telugu film industry. Having completed his MS from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, he practised at a few places but was soon knocking on Tollywood's doors. "He was obsessed with becoming famous fast. He used to wait outside offices of producers and directors to seek small roles. He was a regular at film sets and studios in Hyderabad," a source in the film industry said.
- Former Ranji player among 3 more held
- Rajasthan Royals to file FIR against tainted trio
- If found guilty, BCCI to ask ICC to erase Sreesanth records
- Top cops among 42 named in death of blast accused
- Manmohan-Li talks: PM takes tough line on incursion issue
- Security forces blame Maoists, villagers say CoBRA man was killed in 'friendly fire'