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CBI summons BCCI chief in Jagan case

Hyderabad: The CBI has called BCCI chief and India Cements managing director N Srinivasan for questioning in connection with disproportionate assets cases against YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, agency sources said on Friday.They said Srinivasan has been asked to appear next week at the CBI office here.

CBI is probing the alleged investments made by Srinivasan's company India Cements in the companies promoted by the Kadapa MP during the tenure of his father YS Rajshekhara Reddy as chief minister, the sources said.

The agency has also asked officials of some other cement companies to appear for questioning, they said.

CBI sources said the cement companies could be asked about water and limestone allocations made during the tenure of Rajashekhara Reddy as chief minister.

Efforts to contact Srinivasan did not materialise. The CBI, in its three charge sheets filed against Jagan and others, has alleged that he and his father had hatched a conspiracy to defraud the government with Jagan influencing Rajasekhara Reddy in doling out certain favours to various investors, who made investments in Jagan's businesses.




Coalgate: 4 state govts under CBI scanner

New Delhi: Expanding the net further in the alleged coal scam probe, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will examine the role of four state governments in the alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal mines to private companies between 2006 and 2009.

As per reports, Friday, the CBI has asked the power and coal ministries of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to furnish details about the procedure employed for the allocation of coal mines to 220 companies.

The central investigating agency is probing whether any ‘recommendations’ were made to favour some companies in allotting mines at cheaper rates.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had launched a preliminary inquiry into the alleged scam last month.

Two aspects are at the centre of the probe: Any misuse of allocation of coal blocks and/or misuse of coal blocks by private companies.

The CBI was asked by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to probe the complaints related to alleged losses to the public exchequer in allocation of coal blocks.




Talwars' trial begins today

New Delhi: The trial of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case will begin at a Ghaziabad court on Friday. The court will begin examining the prosecution witnesses in the double murder case. The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar would have to face trial in the twin murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, prompting the "deeply disappointed" dentist couple to vow that they would nail the killers and that justice would one day prevail.

As the Supreme Court bench of justice AK Patnaik and justice JS Khehar rejected Nupur Talwar's petition seeking review of the earlier order that she and her husband be tried for the 2008 murders and also turned down the plea for further investigation in the case, legal experts said proving innocence in court was now their only option.

While Nupur Talwar is at the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad, Rajesh Talwar is out on bail.

The court cautioned Nupur Talwar to desist from wasting the time of the court by challenging every order of the lower court right up to apex court. The court said that failure to do so would invite exemplary costs.Back




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