Deccan Chronicle's Vice Chairman Facing Fraud Charges Found Residing In Hotel Under Fake ID

06/06/2015 11:46 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Supporters of Member of Parliament (MP) of Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh, Madhu Yashki Goud hold copies of the 'Deccan Chronicle' as they try to enter the newspaper's building during a protest in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on March 29, 2011. Deccan Chronicle has published a report against the MP Goud for involving the forgery for submitting faked documents for US visa. The Andhra Pradesh High Court asked the Hyderabad police to file a status report on a complaint against MP Goud for forgery. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

The vice chairman of Deccan Chronicle Holdings, PK Iyer was arrested earlier today in Bhubaneswar on account of alleged loan fraud, according to a report.

Ten cops from the Odisha police took Iyer into custody in the wee hours of this morning (2:30am) from a hotel that he had been reportedly residing at for over two months with a fake ID.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has been searching for Iyer since February after arresting T Venkatram Reddy (chairman, Deccan Chronicle) and his brother T Vinayak Ravi Reddy for an alleged fraud of Rs 357 crore suffered by Canara Bank. The case had been filed in 2013 against the trio for availing multiple short term loans by submitting false financial statements.

Iyer, who joined Deccan Chronicle as a finance director in 2001, will be turned over to the CBI team this afternoon, following which he will be produced before CJM court of CBI today after a medical test is conducted on him.

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