CBI quizzed Jagan’s Aunty !

Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy who is also known as late Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy Chellamma was quizzed by the CBI again on Thursday in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case of Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, official sources said on Friday.

A team of CBI officials went to the minister’s residence last evening and sought details from her regarding grant of leases to some cement companies and also collected information about certain Government Orders (GOs) issued by her when she was the Mines Minister during 2004-09 in the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government, they said.

“The CBI officials only sought details from her about some files and procedures with regard to grant of lease to some cement companies. She was not questioned as such,” sources said.

Sabitha is among the six Andhra Pradesh ministers, who were issued notices by the Supreme Court in March this year, seeking their stand on the charge about their alleged role in the case against Jagan.

The notices were issued on a plea of a Nellore-based advocate, who had said that the CBI did not question the ministers and 8 IAS officers who were responsible for issuing 26 “controversial” GOs to grant special favours to the former CM’s son during his father’s tenure.

CBI, probing the alleged illegal mining by Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), had in October last year sought details from Sabitha Indra Reddy over granting of permits to the mining company.

The CBI, in its chargesheet filed against Jagan and 12 others on March 31, alleged Jagan and his father (late YSR) of hatching a conspiracy to defraud the government with Jagan influencing Rajasekhara Reddy in doling out certain favours to various investors, who invested huge amounts in Jagan’s businesses (at very high premiums) as a quid-pro-quo arrangement.