CBI Director Ranjit Sinha is said to have told a delegation of Telugu Desam (TDP) MPs that the agency, which is investigating corruption cases filed against the YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, now lodged in jail, will be taken to the logical end in the judicial process.
According to TDP parliamentary party leader Nama Nageswara Rao, who met Mr. Sinha here on Tuesday evening along with fellow MPs, the CBI chief assured them that the probe agency was going into the corruption cases against Mr. Jagan at the best of its level. Those issues which were beyond the CBI’s jurisdiction were being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate, Mr. Rao said quoting Mr. Sinha.
Earlier talking to journalists, the TDP leader charged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is in charge of department of personnel, with protecting some government officials by delaying sanction for their prosecution as sought by the CBI. It was nearly a year since the request for sanction of prosecution was made. The wanton delay was as per the “match fixing” deal reached between the Congress and the YSRC vis-à-vis Telangana issue, he alleged. “While ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh is not cooperating with the investigation agencies for obvious reasons, the UPA-II regime is delaying sanctions to slow down or dilute the corruption cases against Mr. Jagan” he said. Despite the fact that movable/immovable properties worth Rs.43,000 crore were allegedly unearthed during investigations , so far only Rs.260 crore worth of them had been attached, the TDP MP charged.