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Suspended Gandhi back in Hyd GST

  • 13 Oct, 2021
  • Garima
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Hyderabad: Former Enforcement Directorate (ED) official Bollineni Srinivasa Gandhi, who is facing serious charges in various CBI cases, has been transferred to the Hyderabad GST wing. 

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) issued orders transferring Gandhi from Lucknow to Hyderabad. He was earlier arrested by the CBI and suspended. Around 26 officials including Gandhi, were given new postings across the country.

A senior GST official said: “Despite the suspension, officials can be transferred and given postings. But, reverting the previous posting of Srinivasa Gandhi and bringing him back to Hyderabad is a surprise.”

The CBI had arrested Gandhi in the disproportionate assets cases on April 20. The investigating agency, earlier in July 2019, conducted searches on the residence and office of Srinivasa Gandhi in Hyderabad and Vijayawada and unearthed Rs 3.8 crore worth assets. On July 8, 2019, the CBI registered a DA case against Srinivasa Gandhi and his wife, alleging that he had amassed illegal assets to the tune of Rs 3.8 crore. Gandhi is also facing another CBI case of Rs 5 crore bribery scandal along with GST official Chilaka Sudha Rani. 

The CBI probe also found that Gandhi had submitted fake Covi19 positive reports in the name of his family members. Srinivasa Gandhi served in the Enforcement Directorate for more than seven years and handled high-profile money laundering cases.