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CBI names Sabita in Jagan-Dalmia case

DC | Daya Ragunathan/N. Vamsi Srinivas | 09th Apr 2013

Hyderabad: A day after the Home Minister P. Sabita Indra Reddy was named in the charge sheet by CBI, political activity shifted to top gear with some ministers expressing their solidarity with her and Chief Minister holding confabulations with his cabinet colleagues.

First it was a mini cabinet meeting in which ministers Sailajanath, Kanna Lakshminarayana, Pitanai Satyanarayana called on the Chief Minister at his camp office. They are understood to have discussed the issue of Sabita Indra Reddy.
 
Before that Sabita had opted to quit the cabinet post but the leaders reportedly coaxed her to stay put and take a decision after studying the case completely.
 
Minister K. Jana Reddy, Vatti Vasantha Kumar and others met Sabita at her residence. DGP V Dinesh Reddy also called on her.
 
Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana said that she need not resign. She will fight it out and come out unscathed, he said.  D.K. Aruna has advised her not to resign on the basis of opposition remarks. Minister for Cooperative societies Kasu Krishna Reddy said that he has no knowledge of the charges and evaded a direct reply to media at Narsaraopet saying that he will find out after going to the state capital.
 
Danam Nagender also evaded a direct reply. "Unless I know what is I the charge sheet, I cannot comment on the issue", he said. 

Sabita named as accused by CBI

The CBI on Monday named home minister Sabita Indra Reddy as an accused in its fifth chargesheet in the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy illegal investments case.

The chargesheet pertains to the allotment of 407 hectares of land in Kadapa district to Eshwar Cements for limestone mining. It says most of the land was later re-allocated to Dalmia Cements, which invested in Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Bharati Cements.

The chargesheet says Dalmia Cements purchased shares, each worth Rs 110, at an exaggerated premium of Rs 1,440 in Bharati Cements and invested Rs 95 crore in the firm. The CBI alleges this was a quid pro quo deal.

Indira Reddy has been named for the role she played in the alleged deal, when she was the mines and minerals minister in the YSR government.

The CBI alleged the land was first allocated to Jaya Cements — accused in the illegal mining case involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy — and later cancelled.

Subsequently, it was given to Eshwar Cements after the firm allegedly wrote to the government saying that Dalmia Cements was its sister concern, and sought transfer of a part of the land to the firm. The CBI says Indra Reddy, despite knowing this was untrue, transferred the land to Dalmia Cements.

 

Sabita, 3rd minister to be accused, offers to resign

Home minister Sabita Indra Reddy on Tuesday submitted her resignation letter from the Cabinet after the CBI named her as an accused in the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy illegal investments case.

She called on Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy in the evening and handed over the letter. The Chief Minister, and PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana, who spoke with the minister, however, suggested that she “wait and watch” the situation before taking a final decision.

Sources told this newspaper that the Chief Minister reposed confidence in the minister who, according to him, cleared files relating to transfer of mines from one cement company to another in a “routine” manner.

The top leaders were said to have stated that the practice was common, and that hundreds of similar applications were lying with the government.

Indra Reddy explained that she had only followed the procedures and never benefited from any of the decisions. Maintaining that she was holding a sensitive portfolio, the minister said she wanted to resign on moral grounds.

The PCC chief later told the media that she had been asked to wait till the chargesheet was handed over and a thorough study done.

Indra Reddy is the third member of the Kiran Kumar Reddy Cabinet to figure as accused in the Jagan Mohan Reddy cases after Mopidevi Venkata Ramana and Dharmana Prasada Rao.

Next: CBI lists 13 accused

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by RRRR (not verified) on
Shoot these ministers - India wake up . One day China will do all these things in your land. These idiots are ruining the country for everyone in the country. When will there a middle class revolution and have complete background checks for the politicians including minimum educational requirements for which they will have to write an entrance exam. After all to get a seat in in medical or engg college we write entrance test, why cant the ministers write them too. Idiots....... You curry eating Indians stink
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you raska.lll don't blame... to our ministers
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by Universal (not verified) on
What else we can expect from these guys. The saying " Birds of the same feather folk together" can not be wrong even in this case. Jaihind
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by Rao Mandava (not verified) on
It is most shameless to support Sabitha at this time unless they are also part of looters of the state. Even after clear charges, the ministers are supporting her. Is this the country of Nehru, Lal Bahadur, VV Giri or Sanjeevareddy who protected the interests of the common people above their or their family's interests. It looks like Congress fate is well written on the wall for 2014. I doubt if they can cross magic number 24 which they secured in 1994. What Rahul is going to advise = it is not enough to preach morals to others.
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Every one is a looter catching a few does not make any sense. Try to make a full proof system other wise forget everything. As in case of Azaruddin, he can become an MP after his involvement of match fixing but where as sreshanth is taken into custody. It is like a poker game, a life in India is that no one knows who falls into the trap just play the game till you are not booked this is how in India it works. India, SriLanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh never expect change in the world. They change others.

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