Latest reports reveal that the Central Bureau of Investigation [CBI] has summoned N Srinivasan, BCCI chief and MD of India Cements, in regards with YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy‘s disproportionate assets case.
Meanwhile, CBI wants BCCI chief Srinivasan to join the probe starting from next week, and expect full cooperate from BCCI chief in this case and wants him to explain his company’s investments in Jagan Reddy‘s companies.
The chief investigating agency will now move a petition on Friday, looking for custody of Jagan Reddy after his five-day CBI custody completed on Thursday with officials grilling him about investments, primarily in the cement firms for the 5th consecutive day.
For the meantime, the apex court also adjourned hearing on Jagan Mohan’s petition seeking permission to share his views with media. The YSR Congress party member Jagan Reddy demanded the court to talk to media in concern of June 12 by-elections to one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats in the state.
However, direction the CBI to file a counter, the apex court adjourned the hearing to June 21.
Now, it is clear that Jagan Reddy would get no permission to address the voters through press media as the campaigning for by-elections will come to an end June 10.
In another crack in the case, information technology minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah appeared before the CBI. The investigating agency asked question to Mr. Lakshmaiah regarding orders issued by him allocating water to some cement companies which made investment into Jagan’s companies.
He had issued the orders as irrigation minister in the cabinet of Jagan’s father YS Rajasekhara Reddy.