Phone calls: YSRC sticks to stand

Sticking to its stand, YSR Congress party today objected aboutCentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers of calling up only a section of media and demanded action against the Joint Director of the investigation agency. Talking to reporters here, party spokesperons AmabatiRambabu, Bajireddy Goverdhan, Vasireddy Padma and Janak Prasad said, ‘We are not against the media, which has the privilege to talk to any investigation officer, but the rule book does not permit a CBI officer to call up certain people who are known adversaries of Sakshi group and news cannot precede an event in CBI investigation’.

The party has been questioning the style of functioning of CBI from the very beginning but it did not cast aspersions on journalists. “It was a section of media and the owners who were party to the conspiracy and we have been strongly arguing that CBI Joint Director VV Lakshminaryana cannot speak to media during the course of investigation as per the service rules.” ‘It did happen many times and the section of media has reported verbatim about the in-camera proceedings during the investigation of YS Jaganmohan Reddy. This cannot happen unless either the investigation officers or the people who were under investigation speak to the press’, they said. ‘It did happen in my case. When CBI questioned me in the Emaar case, the entire proceedings came word to word in media house, which is a competitor to Sakshi. How can this happen unless the issue is leaked from the other side’, Ambati questioned.