Sahithi Infra scam prime accused evades ED probe

Sahithi Infra scam key accused B Lakshminarayana and members of his family have been avoiding questioning by the Enforcement Directorate. Sources said the accused evaded ED sleuths at least three times by not being available at their addresses.

ED has decided to file a petition in court, seeking direction from the accused to join the investigation. The accused had allegedly duped home buyers of hundreds of crores of rupees under the pretext of the pre-launch of high-rise apartments. Police alleged that the infra company duped 2,500 customers to the tune of 900 crores, including 539 crores from 1,700 flat buyers in Sahithi’s Sarvani Elite venture in Ameenpur. Police registered as many as 46 FIRs in connection with the scam.

Sources in ED said questioning of accused family members is critical to investigate the money laundering angle under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.