Skill Development Scam: A13 Turns Approver, More Trouble Ahead for CBN

5 Dec, 2023 16:19 IST|Sakshi Post

Vijayawada: In a significant development in the multi-crore Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) scam case, the state CID officials produced Shirish Chandrakant Shah before the ACB court here on Tuesday. 

Shah, who is accused number 13 (A13), told the court that he is willing to turn as an approver in the case. After hearing the case, the ACB court adjourned the hearing on January 5, 2024. The lower court would record the statement of Shah on the same day. 

Last month, the accused (A13) had requested the lower court to allow him to turn approver in the corruption case. Following this, the ACB court sent notices to the probe agency APCID and Naidu and others to file their counter plea in the case. According to CID, Shah owns Allied Computers International (ACI), a shell company which is involved in the skill development scam case. 

It’s worth mentioning that the former chief minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and his associates had allegedly looted public funds from the state exchequer through the shell companies and by raising fake invoices. Naidu is an accused number 37 (A37) in the case and he is currently out on bail. 

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