HYDERABAD: The CBI chargesheet in the illegal mining scam did not mention anything about the alleged role played by YSR Congress Party chief and Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in the case. During the course of its investigation in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) case and its director Gali Janardhan Reddy, the CBI came across some who deposed against Jagan after which the investigative agency summoned and examined him as a witness.
On the day of his examination, Jagan, after coming out of the CBI office, had in fact leveled allegations against TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and released to the media a GO issued during the TDP regime that allotted mines to OMC and demanded that the TDP chief too should be questioned in the scam.
However, the CBI in its chargesheet did not discuss any of these things, it is learnt. As regards the role of MGVK Bhanu, the senior IAS officer who was with the chief minister's peshi during the tenure of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, the CBI officials are of the view that he endorsed a file pertaining to allotting certain forest permits to another mining company-Bellary Iron Ore Projects Ltd (BIOP). The CBI chargesheet in the illegal mining scam names BIOP also as an accused besides OMC.
But in view of the AP High Court stay on the agency going into the issue of the boundary dispute between these two companies, the CBI has refrained itself from proceeding against BIOP. CBI chief investigating officer R M Khan told this to the court through the chargesheet. The CBI officials also clarified on Saturday that the name of R M Khan, not Hyderabad police commissioner AK Khan, has been shown as a key witness in the case. TDP ex MP Kalva Srinivasulu, forest department officials Kallol Biswas and Sammi Reddy too were cited as witnesses in the case.
The CBI came across some individuals who deposed against Jagan after which the investigative agency summoned and examined him as a witness.