CBI Lakshminarayana threatened by Jagan and Gali goons
CBI joint director VV Lakshminarayana, who is heading the probe into various high profile cases including the illegal iron ore mining case, EMAAR and also Jagan illegal assets case is threatened by the powerful mining mafia of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Lakshminarayana,an alumni of Warangal NIT has been receiving threat calls from not only mining mafia but also some hard core supporters of YS Jagan as well (some factionists of Kadapa and Anantapur). Particularly when he recently visited for Tirumala for Lord Venkateswara blessings before the filing of Jagan charge sheet, police intelligence said his family car and movements were watched by some unidentified persons.
In a recent message the Intelligence Bureau issued a threat perception from the mining mafia to Lakshminarayana after the recent killing of Narendra Kumar, a young IPS officer at Morena in Madhya Pradesh. In a hurried decision the CBI joint director has been provided a Y category security cover comprising of two armed escorts and a team of unarmed men on a 24×7 basis.
After the killing of Narendra Kumar in MP, the IB reviewed the security of Lakshminarayana and some of his team members, who were investigating illegal mining and beefed up immediate security cover to the CBI JD and his team members..Sources said the IB came across certain hard inputs suggesting that Lakshminarayana could be physically harmed by the mining mafia in order to derail the ongoing probe.
“Available inputs indicate that there is a sinister plot to harm him as the mining mafia and the well-wishers of a certain politician are spewing venom at the JD. While the mining mafia feels Lakshminarayana is being vindictive towards them, the politician’s supporters hold that he is going overboard with the probe. However, the CBI JD is just doing the job assigned to him,” a top source said.
In fact, sources confirmed that Lakshminarayana had been receiving threatening calls over the last few months from unfamiliar numbers, after which he stopped taking calls from such numbers. Recently he also changed his mobile phone numbers, which are known to very few now. Lakshminarayana, a Maharashtra cadre IPS officer had kept a low profile in spite of repeated threat calls and has been keeping a low profile.