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CBI names another Minister, two officers in Jagan assets case

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

YSR Congress Chief Jaganmohan Reddy.   -  THE HINDU

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed its fourth charge-sheet here today naming a State Minister, two other IAS officers as accused in the Jagan Mohan disproportionate assets case.

The charge sheet filed in the CBI Court named State Roads Minister, Dharmana Prasad Rao, as accused no.5 along with senior IAS officers – Manmohan Singh and M. Samuel.

They are being charge-sheeted for conspiracy, cheating and various other related provisions, read with Prevention of Corruption Act.

The agency named Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, President of YSR Party and son of former Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, as accused no 1, financial advisor Vijay Sai Reddy as No. 2, and Vanpic promoter and former-promoter of Matrix Labs, Nimmagadda Prasad, as accused no. 3.

Industrialist Prasad is stated to have invested about Rs 854 crore in Jagan companies and has gained through the allotment of land for Vanpic project.

The charge-sheet makes Vanpic project as the basis. It had earlier arrested another State Minister, Mopidevi Venkataramana, who has been named accused no. 4.

Others named include Jagathi Publications, Bharathi Cement, Carmel Asia and Silicon Builders.

The issue related to quid pro qua deals favouring Jagan Mohan companies.

Along with a 177-page charge-sheet, CBI has cited 284 documents in the case which it is relying on.

While excise minister, Mopidevi Venkataramana, resigned before his arrest and is now lodged in Jail along with Jagan Mohan, it is not known how Dharmana Prasad Rao will react.

Opposition parties sought his resignation after the charge-sheet was filed today.

Published on August 13, 2012

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