Ever since the Miyapur land scam has been exposed, not only investigators but also media and people have been suspecting that Kukatpally Sub-Registrar Rachakonda Srinivasa Rao alone could not have done such “mother of all scams”. Due to computerisation of records, it is impossible for 15000crore rupees worth scam not to reach the higher officials. Key aide of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and CMD of Namasthe Telangana newspaper Damodara Rao Deevakonda’s name has surfaced with this scam. ‘Mana Telangana’ daily published two front page articles on Thursday and Friday questioning the relationship of Trinity Infra Ventures and Damodar Rao.
According to the report in the newspaper, Trinity has purchased a Mercedes Benz S350 D L BSIV in 2016 which costs a whopping amount of 1.5crore rupees. The phone number provided in the registration documents of the car allegedly belongs to Damodara Rao traced using the “true-caller” app. The car apparently was part of the CM’s convoy earlier which stopped showing up after the scam appeared. The relationship between Damodara Rao and Trinity directors and his involvement in such a massive scandal is yet to revealed.
It may be noted that police have detained two other directors of Trinity- P S Parthasarathy and PVS Sharma and named two other directors Indrani Prasad and Mahita Prasad Caddell, who is also director in Goldstone Infratech Limited.
Damodara Rao is very close aide to chief minister and is the most influential person only after KCR. Being a director of Telangana Publications Private Limited, he is the purportedly unofficial administrator of Information and Broadcasting in the state. After the formation of Telangana, he is registered in directorial roles for four companies while he already had been director for four other companies before bifurcation.