IAS officer Y Srilakshmi questioned by CBI
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Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 00:30
Hyderabad: A senior IAS officer and Commissioner of Family Welfare Y Srilakshmi was questioned by the CBI officials on Thursday in connection with the Obulapuram Mining Company case.

Srilakshmi, one of the accused in the case along with OMC owner and former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhana Reddy and company’s Managing Director BV Srinivas Reddy, both of whom are in jail, and then Mines Director VD Rajagopal, presently in police custody, was questioned by CBI for over 8 hours today, sources said.

Srilakshmi arrived at the CBI office in Koti here at around 10.30 am and came out at around 7.35 pm and is understood to have been questioned over her alleged role in the illegal mining case and for favouring OMC.

Srilakshmi was the secretary of Andhra Pradesh's industries department and Rajagopal was the then Mines Director and vice-chairman and managing director (in-charge) of AP Mineral Development Corporation during the period 2004-10 when alleged irregularities in grant of lease and permits to OMC surfaced.

CBI, probing the alleged illegal mining and irregularities in allotment of mining leases to OMC had arrested Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law BV Srinivas Reddy from Bellary in Karnataka on September 5 while Rajagopal was arrested by the agency on Sunday last after he allegedly did not cooperate with CBI.


First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011, 00:30

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