Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party has
demanded that the two members of the Satya Sai Central Trust
be arrested immediately in connection with seizure of huge
cash that was allegedly being diverted from Prasanthi Nilayam,
the abode of late Satya Sai Baba.
Seeking arrest of Venu Srinivasan and RJ Ratnakar,
the TDP also demanded an enquiry by a Supreme Court judge in
the diversion of treasure from the Trust and the involvement
of some political leaders into it.
The main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh also
pointed out that there were doubts in the minds of devotees
about involvement of a state minister and the son of a Union
minister in the illegal diversion of Trust funds.
In a statement here today, senior TDP leader and the
Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council,
Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, held chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy
responsible for the `murky` happenings at the Trust by
remaining a mute spectator even as the reports suggested that
huge cash, diamonds and other valuables were being
clandestinely moved out of Yajur Mandir, the private chambers
of Satya Saibaba since he was hospitalised on March 28.
That huge amounts of cash secretly moved to other
states became clear with the finding of only Rs 12 crore when
an inventory was taken in the Yajur Mandir last week, he
"While Ratnakar claimed that Rs 35 lakh seized from a
car did not belong to the Trust, the Anantapur district SP
asserted that the money indeed belonged to the Trust. The
money was in fact seized from the driver of Venu Srinivasan of
the TVS group. Why is the government not arresting Srinivasan,
Ratnakar and the chief security officer of Prasanthi Nilayam
in connection with the case," questioned Veerabhadra