Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao and two senior IAS officers -- Manmohan Singh and M. Samuel figured prominently in the 177-page charge-sheet submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the Principal Special Court for CBI cases in the disproportionate assets case against Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy here on Monday.
This is the fourth chargesheet in the assets case against Mr. Jagan, which is totally devoted to irregularities in the implementation of Vadrevu and Nizampatnam Ports & Industrial Corridor (VANPIC) project in Prakasam and Guntur districts.
The CBI has been filing chargesheets one after the another against companies that invested in Mr. Jagan’s businesses as quid pro quo for benefits that they got from the government. Aurobindo, Hetero and Ramky groups of companies besides Jagati Publications were charge-sheeted earlier.
Mr. Jagan and his financial advisor V. Vijay Sai Reddy continue to top the list of accused in the instant chargesheet too. They were followed in that order by Nimmagadda Prasad, who controlled VANPIC Projects Private Limited, former minister Mopidevi Ventakaramana Rao, R&B Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, former Special Secretary K.V. Brahmananda Reddy, now Principal Secretary Manmohan Singh, now Principal Secretary M. Samuel, Nimmagadda Prasad’s younger brother N. Prakash, VANPIC Projects Private Limited, Jagati Publications, Bharati Cement, Carmel Asia Holdings and Silicon Builders.
The last four named companies and Jagati Publications are owned by Mr. Jagan himself. The CBI staff shifted to the court the charge-sheet and large quantity of documents in nine trunks.