CBI gets Letter Rogatory to break jinx on Investments into Jagan-owned companies
The CBI special court at Nampally in Hyderabad had issued a Letter Rogatory to the CBI on Tuesday authorizing the investigating agency to probe in foreign countries the details of investments made into companies owned by the YSR Congress Party president Mr YS Jaganmohan reddy.
Under Section 166 of the Cr PC, the CBI submitted 1500-page request to the court seeking Letter Rogatory to find out the sources of investments in foreign countries into Jagan-owned companies. Special judge Nagamaruthi Sarma signed the 30-page Letter Rogatory in the evening.
With the authorization, the CBI will be able to find the foreign companies which invested in Jagan companies, the persons who registered those companies abroad and the amounts transferred into the bank accounts of Jagan-owned companies.
The CBI will now seek the details from authorities in Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius, Luxemburg, British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.
The Letter Rogatory will be first sent to the Cabinet Secretary at the Centre. He will forward the papers to the Ministry of External Affairs which will send them to the Indian Embassies concerned abroad. The Embassy authorities will hand over the papers to the concerned police departments who would be bound to pass on the information sought.
Industrialists Nimmagadda Prasad, Potluri Varaprasad and several others invested hundreds of crores of rupees in Jagan owned companies and the CBI has been gunning for the details of those companies abroad. (J)
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