CBI joint director V.V. Lakshminarayana said Sakshi’s reportage had not only insulted him but had also impinged on his fundamental rights. He said that persecution by the media organisation backed by the political party showed how they had tried to threaten him. He said this propaganda and leaking his call list might pose a security problem for the witnesses. Similar fears had been raised by CBI counsels earlier in court while objecting to Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s bail petition.
Mr Lakshminarayana said the role of Mr Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, relative of senior Mr Ramachandra Rao, should be probed as Mr Raju had filed a petition in January this year in the AP High Court complaining of harassment by the CBI and had claimed that he had the call list data of Mr Lakshminarayana. Mr Raju, whose daughter is married to Mr K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao’s son, had apparently approached a private detective agency to obtain the call list data of Mr Lakshminarayana.