Ready to face probe: Kodela
Responding to speculation over the State government’s intention to order a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the allegations against him and his family members, senior Telugu Desam Party leader and former Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao has said that he is ready to face any probe.
Speaking to media persons at Sattenapalli on Monday, Dr. Siva Prasada Rao said that never in his political career spanning over three decades had he stooped to such levels.
The latest case was filed in Narsaraopet after B. Nagaraju, an Andhra Ranji cricketer, complained that he was cheated after being promised a job as a loco pilot in the railways.
Mr. Nagaraju, a native of Visakhapatam, alleged that he paid ₹15 lakh to Sivaram, son of Dr. Rao in February. After being promised a job, he was asked to collect the letter of appointment in Kanpur but on going there he realised that he had been cheated.
After returning home, he tried to contact Dr. Sivaram and later managed to get in touch with Dr. Siva Prasada Rao.
When he persisted, he was abused by followers of Dr. Rao, Mr. Nagaraju alleged.
Police filed cases under Section 420 IPC against the accused and Dr. Rao is among them.