- Quashing the criminal proceeding initiated by the CBI, the HC has given her clean chit to IAS officer Ratna Prabha
- Recently it rejected the CBI’s plea to cancel Jagan Mohan Reddy’s bail grant
- Other officials accused in the case too are expected to get clean chit soon
In the Jagan case, quashing the criminal proceeding initiated by the CBI against IAS officer Ratna Prabha, the High Court has already given her a clean chit.
The CBI had charged eight IAS officers, namely BP Acharya, Manmohan Singh, Y Srilakshmi, M Samuel, Aditya Nath Das, K Ratna Prabha and B Sam Bob in the case involving YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets case.
Of these officers, Ratna Prabha was charged with favouring Indu Tech Pvt Ltd with allotting a land when she was secretary of IT and Communication department when YS Rajasekhar Reddy was in power.
BP Acharya was accused of allotting lands to Hetero, Aurobindo Pharma and Trident Life Sciences. Sam bob was charged with signing a MoU with Lepakshi Knowledge Hub in capacity of the then Principal Secretary (Industries and Commerce Department)
Adityanath Das was accused of allotting water to cement plants in Ranga Reddy and Krishna districts from the Kagna and Krishna rivers. Y Srilakshmi was charged granting mining leases to Obulapuram Mining Corp. in Anantapur district owned by Gali Janardhan Reddy in the YS Rajasekhar Reddy's term, and she came out on bail in October 2012.
Jagan Reddy is accused of getting various individuals and firms to invest several crores in his businesses from 2004 to 2008 when his father YS Rajasekhar Reddy was the chief minister. Jagan was arrested in March 2012 and released after spending 16 months in prison in September 2013. He was given bail with a condition that he will not tamper with the evidence or influence witnesses.
The CBI has interestingly filed 11 charge sheets against Jagan. Recently too it used filed a petition in the court asking it to cancel the bail citing a programme telecast in the Sakshi TV owned by Jagan. But the court did not find enough proof to cancel the bail and allowed Jagan to continue on bail.
However, there have not been sufficient proofs against the officials charged in the same case, and it is likely that like Ratna Prabha other officials will too get clean chit.
Last Updated Mar 31, 2018, 7:03 PM IST