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CBI summons BCCI chief in Jagan assets case

Last Updated: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 09:34

Zeenews Bureau

Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan for questioning in connection with YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy`s disproportionate assets case.

Reports claimed on Friday that Srinivasan has been summoned in his capacity as the Managing Director of India Cements Ltd- a company that invested in Jagan-promoted companies and allegedly received huge water allocations during the YSR regime.

The development comes a day after a special CBI court granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) access to certified copies of second and third chargesheets filed by the central agency in connection with the disproportionate assets case involving YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
The ED, which has registered separate cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against the Kadapa MP, is also probing alleged contravention of foreign exchange rules in his financial transactions and investments.

The court had last month allowed the ED`s petition seeking copies of the charge sheet and related documents (pertaining to the DA case) after it had taken cognisance of the first charge sheet.
Investigating the alleged disproportionate assets of Jagan, the CBI has so far filed three charge sheets (on March 31, April 23 and May 7) against Jagan and others for allegedly getting investments worth several crores from various business firms into his businesses as part of quid-pro-quo when his father (late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy) was the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Now after having access to the charge sheets, the ED is likely to file an application in the court here to question the 39-year-old MP, with regard to financial dealings in various firms run by him and other investments he and his companies allegedly made overseas.

The Directorate wants to record his statement under PMLA and also confront him with documents gathered by the agency during its probe till now.

First Published: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 09:11
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