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Rs 1,064 crore loan scam: TRS MP gets ED notice

The Times of India logo The Times of India 16-06-2021 U Sudhakar Reddy
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HYDERABAD: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have summoned ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Lok Sabha member Nama Nageswara Rao for questioning on June 25 in connection with a Rs 1,064 crore loan fraud case.

Ranchi Expressway Limited directors K Srinivasa Rao, N Seetaiah, and Nama Prithvi Teja, son of the TRS MP, were also summoned. The ED had seized Rs 1 crore in cash and gold jewellery and “incriminating” documents related to the case from the office and residences of the accused. The agency alleged that despite Rs 1,029 crore being released by the banks, there was no progress in the project.

Investigations revealed that Rs 264 crore was diverted because of round-tripping in equity, subordinated debt infusion and diversion of mobilisation advances, the ED claimed. Nama Nageswara Rao is a bank guarantor for the loan. Despite several calls and messages, the TRS politician could not be reached for comment

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