CBI charge sheet against Dharmana

The CBI, which is probing the corruption charges against YSR Congress Chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, today filed its fourth charge sheet in the case against 14 people, naming Andhra Pradesh Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao and two senior IAS officers — Manmohan Singh and M Samuel, besides the Kadapa MP.

The 177-page charge sheet, citing around 280 documents besides statements of witnesses, was filed in the Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI cases in Hyderabad.It pertains to VANPIC project, whose promoter (industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad), allegedly invested Rs854 crore in the companies belonging to Jagan towards a largesses for which the then AP government, led by late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, doled out many favours in the form of awarding the project.

The charge sheet also names Jagan’s financial advisor V Vijay Sai Reddy, followed by Nimmagadda Prasad alias Matrix Prasad, former Minister Mopidevi Venkatramana Rao, senior bureaucrat KV Brahmananda Reddy (presently under judicial custody), Nimmagadda Prakash, Vanpic Projects Pvt Ltd, Jagati Publications Pvt Ltd, Raghuram Cement Corporation Pvt Ltd and Bharati Cement Corporation Pvt Ltd, Carmel Asia Holdings Pvt Ltd and Silicon Builders Pvt Ltd for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and other relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Dharamana Prasad Rao who was then Revenue Minister has already been quizzed by CBI in connection with the Jagan case and is learnt to have been named for his alleged role in issuing some GOs for alienation of land in favour of Vanpic Projects Private Limited. Meanwhile , Dharmana wonders knowing his name in charge sheet said to media that he hasn’t received any sort of notice and would react after getting it. Dharmana is presently in Delhi might be for lobbying in fear of arrest.