The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has unearthed around Rs 3.58 crore worth disproportionate assets of deputy superintendent of KGH, Nalli Babu Vijaya Kumar, on Friday.As per open market the properties worth may touch around Rs 20 crore, ACB sources said. Cops conducted raids at Vijaya Kumars house at Madhavadhara and three other places in Vizag and Narapuram in West Godavari district. The professor was arrested and would be presented before the ACB court.
ACB DSP K Ramakrishna Prasad told mediapersons here on Friday that the professor of AMC, Vijaya Kumar, and medical and health wing engineer-in-chief P Panduranga Rao are business partners. Both are involved in constructing Ashwani Hospitals Private Limited in the Health City in Arilova on an area extending more than 3,500 square yards. The land was purchased from Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.
For this construction, Vijaya Kumar and Panduranga Rao invested money from the accounts of their two daughters and two sons respectively. First they transferred the money to the account of Ashwani Hospitals Private Limited and then to APIIC for the purchase of land worth around Rs 5 crore.
The ACB DSP said around Rs 1 crore was spent on the construction activity so far. Vijaya Kumar transferred an amount of Rs 1.64 crore to the hospital account.
His assets include a two storied duplex house and a penthouse (400 sq. yards) in Madhavadhara, a business premises in doctors chamber in the city, a scooter, 2.6 kg gold ornaments, 3.8 kgs silver articles, a flat, a residential plot at Lankelapalem in Vizag and another residential plot in Kakinada on his wife Nirmala Jyothis name. A four wheeler taken on his elder daughter Ramyas name, a plot in health city of which 30% share belong to Rao -which is taken on his younger daughter Soumyas name — and a four wheeler on his mother-in-laws name.Vijaya Kumar started his career as a civil assistant surgeon in 1988 and worked at PHC in Konithiwada and Veervasaram in West Godavari district before he was transferred to AMC as assistant professor and promoted as professor in 2006.