APIIC-Emaar scam: IAS officer shifted to hospital

BP Acharya, arrested by CBI in connection with irregularities in APIIC-Emaar Properties land deal, was admitted to a government hospital.

Hyderabad: Senior IAS officer BP Acharya,
arrested by CBI in connection with the alleged irregularities
in the APIIC-Emaar Properties land deal, was today again
admitted to a government hospital here.

Acharya, who was serving as Andhra Pradesh Principal
Home Secretary at the time of his arrest on January 30, was
charge sheeted along with 11 other accused yesterday.

The IAS officer was produced before a special court this
morning on the court`s direction.

The 1983-batch IAS officer, who is under judicial remand
till February 15, had been admitted to Nizam`s Institute of
Medical Sciences (NIMS) with complaints of high blood pressure
and chest pain.

After being produced before the court here, Acharya told
Judge Nagamaruthi Sarma that he was "forcefully" discharged
from NIMS last night, despite that his health is not well.

Acharya collapsed inside the jail premises after he was
shifted to Chanchalguda Central Prison, a senior jail official

The doctors carried out health check-up as he complained
of giddiness, severe headache, breathlessness, chest
discomfort and hypertension, the official said. In view of
Acharya`s health condition, he was admitted to Osmania General
Hospital (OGH).

The CBI, in its FIR in August, charged that Acharya, then
Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh Industrial
Infrastructure Corporation, entered into a criminal conspiracy
with Emaar officials and unknown public servants to cheat
state-run APIIC and secure wrongful gains for the Dubai-based
infrastructure firm.