My wife supports and believes me: DRDO scientist- T-Mohana Rao, Director,GTRE,Bangalore
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My wife supports and believes me: DRDO scientist
Mohana Rao says he was on his way to airport on the night of May 11, and took a detour to the spa to enquire about treatment for his wife’s spondylitis; the police are not convinced
Sameer Ranjan Bakshi
Posted On Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:48:23 AM
Mohana Rao, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist who was arrested by the police during a raid on a high-end massage parlour in Jayamahal on May 11, claimed that he was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. He said that though his family was obviously disturbed by the incident, his wife “fully supports and believes me.” (Top defence scientist netted in Jayamahal massage parlour raid)
When Bangalore Mirror reported the story (‘Top defence scientist netted in Jayamahal massage parlour raid’, May 20), Mohana Rao claimed that he had gone to the spa to enquire about treatment for his wife’s spondylitis. Close to midnight? Why this particular spa? These were some of the obvious questions.
On Friday, Mohana Rao fully explained what happened. Apparently, on that fateful night, he was on the way to the airport to catch a flight and suddenly remembered about his wife’s ailment. So he called up Just Dial seeking addresses and phone numbers of reputed spas. They gave him five to six numbers. “My wife and I are members of Ayush at Indiranagar. My wife has spondylitis and neck pain. To get better treatment, we thought of enquiring with other spas. On that particular day, I was on my way to the airport. Since I am a busy person I thought of enquiring about some spas on my way to the airport,” Mohana Rao said.
He added that he decided to go to Energie Inc since he was then near Mehkri Circle and this was the closest place among the ones Just Dial had mentioned. He revealed that while he was talking to the spa people about the facilities and treatments they had, the police raid took place. “The police caught me from behind. I tried to explain to them but they didn’t listen to me and took me along with them,” he said.
When asked how his family reacted, he replied: “This is a very delicate issue. My wife supports and believes me. I am nearing 60 and have family and children; why should I go in for such things. People know me and my professional qualities. I visited the spa but for a very different purpose.” Though the cops arrested him under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act following the 11 pm raid, Rao maintained that he was trapped.
SEARCH ON FOR SPA OWNER
Hingorani, has allegedly been running the parlour for the past two years, and was reportedly in London during the May 11 raid.
Comment (38 Comments Received) by Bangalore mirror
It is unbelievable although looks like poteential fact. It is not clear which flight he was trying to catch at 11 pm on May 11th? Is it domestic or international? If the news is true it can be his personal taste. Nothing to do with his profession !!! many people drink, smoke like that prostitution
Belakappa Khatedar (name Changed) Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201110:12 PM
Imagine the plight of ladies working under such director.DRDO is high security zone but ladies working in DRDO are very unsafe.
prabhu Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201109:56 PM
Mr. Sathya Murthy, What is your email address. Like to know more about this gentleman. Sincerely
aerospace Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201107:01 PM
I can give more information about this Scientist who has done all type of nonsense things except contributing to the task expected out of him. If you are interested in knowing the details plese let me know via email so that i can pass it on from my email
Sathya N Murthy Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201105:23 PM
@pranav, The police have explained they had sent a decoy posing as a customer and only after it was confirmed the message parlor was offering other kind of services the police moved in. Is it sheer concidence there were 19 men in a message parlor at 11 in the night ? And if this scientist who hold such a high position in a central government organization was honest why did he avoid giving his identity ? If he was really not guilty he could have got somebody to approach the Police Commissioner or even DGP or Home Secretary etc to get him out.
Raj Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201102:55 PM
It is shameful, but not uncommon. DRDO Scientist are used to involves in ths. Girls are appointed as PA or JRF and get promoted to sc C in 3years. same time promoted to higher positions in no time. It is in every lab and SA used to remain silent here.
surya Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201101:14 PM
If visiting a parlour is a crime that needs to be exposed, then the first case must be lodged against B Mahesh editor (?) of Bangalore Mirror and DV Dwarkanath for publishing advertisments of parlours as well as of criminal intimidation (Section 506) for trying to ruin a person’s dignity in the absence of conviction. Since the newspapers are also hosted and accessible on the web, as per Section 292 (1) , Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act , the editor and publisher are liable to be held and booked for encouraging indecent representation. Moreover, as per THE IMMORAL TRAFFIC (PREVENTION) ACT 1956,as Mirror has published the details of the parlours, it is acting in-concert or as a pimp and can be held accountable.
Mohan Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201111:10 AM
Here are couple of questions
1. Here any crime has been done?
2. Why Mirror in page 34 accepts the
advertisement and also TOI and other
papers also advertise about massage
parlours I see when I go thru
3. These advt are there for many years
what this media was doing till now
4. If this is a crime or an offence
then what authorities like police
allowed such parlours to operate?
Think police doesn’t know about all
these days, very much aware.
5. It is shameful act by police for not
taking any actions until now and
allowed to grow
6. Mirror for money advetises such adds
and police take bribe to hide the
crime on the above, whch act is good
pranav Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201112:49 AM
Why put up the faces of people who were there and what will happen to their life now. The culprit who running the business should have been exposed more than any one and punished accordingly for the offence. Otherside who allowed them to run this first of all. They have advertised in papers for many years. All those years what the Police departments were doing. Why suddenly this alarm. General public knows very well that police has under hand delaings in these cases. Including thieves. If this is a serious offence then how about policemen taking bribe from every hawkers and from bove business. Better govt delas with seriously.
firstname.lastname@example.org Dated : Saturday, May 21, 201112:35 AM
Well its no wonder that after more than 20 years and spending thousands of Crores of Indian Tax payer money, nothing worthy has come out of this organization. What can we expect when the morality of the its leader is in question. Just an example of the rot prevalent in our country.
Indian Dated : Friday, May 20, 201110:07 PM
I think it is shameful on the part of the Daily Mirror to tarnish the image of such a large R
bloomark Dated : Friday, May 20, 201109:53 PM
It is very unfortunate. And I see some comments in his favor. I agree that if he has done something wrong than the full organization need not to be blamed. But at this level when one is holding such a responsible post one should take care of his actions. he should not betray nation trust. whatever the man has done is so disgusting, i don’t have more words for him. nothing personal and professional here. you have to sacrifice something to hold nation dignity. otherwise you don’t deserve it. you can not enjoy both same time otherwise what is the difference between you(as ruler) and we(as aam aadmi). Why then You should rule. at last whatever happened is only tip of the ice. …
Aam aadmi Dated : Friday, May 20, 201109:31 PM
The real question is: Is there a nexus between Narayan and Mohan Rao. Narayan has been a major vendor with dubious background. Narayan will do anythig to get a business. Did Mohan Rao fall into this greed and has he benefited Narayan greatly? It is now required to probe into every deal Narayan has stuck with GTRE and other Defence organizations. He seems to be the pimp in this case.
Neutral Dated : Friday, May 20, 201108:58 PM
Governor of AP was caught by misusing his official residence. This man does not mis use any of his official powers. Why to make such noise. After all he also a human being having ves and -ves.
chandu Dated : Friday, May 20, 201108:49 PM
Why give him an extension? He is spending it in Jayamahal Extension!
James Gurung Dated : Friday, May 20, 201108:22 PM
He is an Outstanding scientist and contributed to his best to the nation. One cannot link his personal life with his carrier. He didn’t do any injustice. Its purely his personal.
chandu Dated : Friday, May 20, 201108:20 PM
I was told that Mr.Rao was watching his staff through CCTVs fixed all over the campus;but now he is being watched by people in television channels for wrongful reasons.
subbu Dated : Friday, May 20, 201108:10 PM
Ok that is his personal. but he is a govt servant. and this act is unbeing of a govt servant as per CCS conduct rules. And how did he use his official vehicle for this act.
suresh Dated : Friday, May 20, 201107:01 PM
Jai Mohan Rao!This is not the question of personal and professional life. It’s the question of head of one of the major DRDO who handles strategically important national projects, exposed to environment which could lead to interactions with enemies of this country. Mr. Mohan Rao is not an uneducated innocent person who can be unknowingly trapped at such a place. What was he doing there at 11 PM on a working day? Why should he travel all the way from C V Raman Nagar to Jayamahal for a genuine massage if he is not a regular visitor? The growth he had at GTRE in a very short span of time to Scientist H; where he was able to achieve and maintain director post for a long time is artificial compared to DRDO standards. What GTRE has done exceptionally good from 2005 onwards in his tenure which was not done by any of the previous directors which grant him a two years extension after retirement period? Only reason for all these is his political nexus. If he needs to maintain the political contacts he should have constant source of heavy funding. To have this funding he should use his office powers to generate it. Once you start generating it you don’t mind if it’s a vendor, contractor or enemies of this country. We should take this as a wakeup call to fight against such black holes in our system.
Indian Dated : Friday, May 20, 201106:46 PM
This type of character assassination is really bad. Does anybody always ensure that a shop or place being visited is totally safe from any raids. Even innocent people do get trapped in such situations
ak Dated : Friday, May 20, 201106:37 PM
hey have done it again !!!! The police full of valour,good behaviour,morality and ofcourse honesty have done a great deed again. We all know, they stand at strategic traffic pints and check vehicle documents of hapless two wheeler riders for the sole purpose of ensuring safety for all. Police ensure that no illegal activities are carried out anywhere in Karnataka,that is why we don’t find any illegal shops anywhere ! Great,this is equalent to catching of Osama!!!!
K.M.CHANDRAN Dated : Friday, May 20, 201106:23 PM
It was a unpleasant to see top scientist in massage palour,but being such high person and done so much for the country was it right to bring out his name,your paper itself advertises dozens of massage palaours. It was unapporiate to bring out his name and maling him.morals are all time
low no one is a saint. Your report only brings in bad journalism
Dr Basha Dated : Friday, May 20, 201105:59 PM
This gentleman, normally in drunken mood, when removed his tie and suit, and ask any common man to identify him, surely he will identified as roadside rogue based on his talk and appearance and exploitations. He is well known for his attraction for Wealth, Wine and Woman (even his house maid or casual laborer in office, no problem). He is most corrupt, arrogant and politically savvy. That is why he is still in post with an extension of two years service because he is Outstanding Scientist (what for, no body knows. By this time he should have been dismissed from service, but DRDO will not do that because there are many more like this in key postings and they are morally bound to protect this honourable man. Jai India and Save DRDO
Suhas Dated : Friday, May 20, 201105:56 PM
Not only T Mohana Rao there more corrupt senior scientist are in DRDO who are enjoying their extensions with all these kind of activities with tax payers money the news shows T Mohana Rao was in the company of N E Narayana, a contractor who supplies mechanical parts to DRDO. The all fake vendors are felicitating the scientists by all kind of dirty practices please visit corruptionin drdo.com to seethe ugly acts of DRDO corrupt officials
Prabhu Dandriyal Dated : Friday, May 20, 201105:48 PM
It is true the incident happened 10 days back and the news was published in local /regional newspaper in addition to TV 9 Kannada had shown special episode. It is very clear from the accompanied person being a business person benefited illegally from GTRE –DRDO or hard earned money of poor taxpayers. The kick back is being paid as female service in addition to money. It is very true the Mr Mohana rao is very power full and dynamic in every way of life. Same time his corruption in office has made him to make own school and college in Bangalore in addition to other things. He could make mouth shut GTRE Union which most active among other DRDO unions (Union was infamous for making darna for poor quality of paper in diaries and sambar in canteen) and women cell chairman who shouts about women safety at office and outside. These days everything possible over telephone call “I have come to fix an appointment for my wife for tomorrow” is ridicules and that too with a vendor on official vehic le http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvUPr_ 3NGSE
Balu Dated : Friday, May 20, 201103:39 PM
Hohan rao has done great insult to the sientist community of DRDO. Now the nation understands that instead of involving in indeginisation of A/c Engine he is involved in R
vico Dated : Friday, May 20, 201103:22 PM
It is a greate shame that the deffence research BABU’s are more concentrating on teen agers who are like threre grand daughter in doing there massage afairs than there Projects at the cost of public money such a BABU’s are to be punished and there iligal assets are to be recovered
ram Dated : Friday, May 20, 201103:10 PM
The immoral people who are leading the prestigies deffence Estt, with the blessings of our political leaders and ministers are to be seriosly vieved and saked i middiatly.
gundappa Dated : Friday, May 20, 201102:51 PM
We already know the way our prestigious DRDO scientist work.
Vijay Dated : Friday, May 20, 201102:03 PM
Persons when selected to such higher level should have proper viligance clearances and these weakness should be noted, since these posts are very sensetive in nature and having persons of such weaknees is security threat to the nations where anybody can use this as a blackmail. Let this be lesson to other DRDO sceintis ts.
Ajay Dated : Friday, May 20, 201102:02 PM
He is not the only one to visit such places, because Netas and Babus also visit the same type of places around the city and outside as well, and sometines have those from such places visit them. As the head of GTRE, he should have been more careful and should have not giving wrong information when caught. If as he says he was there for an appointment for his wife, fine, but why give wrong information to the cops, something fish is there. People in high places always stumble in low places. Nothing new.
P.R Dated : Friday, May 20, 201101:16 PM
people who are living on his blessing will always advocate his act as we have seen some comments.the person who is representing more that 2000 people of a organisation should take care of his image very carefully. persons who are immorally incorrect will advocate his act.tomorrow our PM CM DM will caught in this kind of activity will you accept it? answer is never…then why one should accept this kind of scientist leader who is immoral.head quater should take serious action against him and sack him immediately so that he will have more time for his family and friends
prashant Dated : Friday, May 20, 201112:25 PM
GTRE is a fine instution,and so are its Scientists. This is done to tarnish his image. Sad that media is sensationalising things.
aerospace Dated : Friday, May 20, 201111:36 AM
What important is whether he went there as GTRE director or normal male. He has his needs and one has to respect his privacy and dont link his profession to personal life. Why sensationalise stale news… There are many more pressing things to think about..
Indian Dated : Friday, May 20, 201111:33 AM
He has been trapped unknowingly by some unscrupulous people due to his tough and demanding nature. He is a very humble kind and helpful person whom I personally know for around two decades.I am sure the truth will come out very soon and the guilty will be punished.
wellwisher Dated : Friday, May 20, 201111:27 AM
The matter is 10 days ago, surprised to see it being published today, it is done so to tarnish the good image of the person which is purely his personnal matter nothing to do with his profession or organisation, moreover he has gone unknowingly about the place coaxed by some vendor for a massage/relaxation which is required for a strained human being. It is very unhappy that the media is exagerating things
gajju Dated : Friday, May 20, 201111:12 AM
It is very unfortunate and could have been avoided. But the profession and the organization is nothing to do with his personal life and after all he is also a human being and a common man. It is very sad that the media has projected the Organization and the Scientific community as if it is involved in such crime which is not true.Let the law deal with the case and punish if he is guilty but let us not blame the Organization for this inc ident
M.R.Chandrashekar Dated : Friday, May 20, 201109:04 AM
Re Dated : Friday, May 20, 201107:39 AM
Shri T. Mohana Rao, Out Standing Scientist, Director
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE)
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