A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court has summoned Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy and 12 others to appear before it on June 7 in connection with the disproportionate assets case against YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The step comes in after the CBI filed a fresh chargesheet on April 8, where it had named as accused P Sabitha , who was the minister for mines in YSR ministry. She belongs to the Congress party.
The CBI had also accused Puneet Dalmia, managing Director of Dalmia Cements.
The 62-page chargesheet is primarily against Dalmia Cements that had invested more than Rs 50 crore in Bharathi Cements owned by Jagan Mohan Reddy.
It is alleged that the investment is in lieu of favours granted by the then YSR government to the company. The CBI had alleged that Dalmia Cements was allotted limestone mines in Andhra Pradesh during Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s rule at a throw away price, media reports said.
Sabitha, who held the portfolio of mining minister during YSR rule, had allegedly allotted leases to the Dalmia Cements, which in return invested in Jagan Mohan’s business.
She is third minister to be charged by the CBI in the case for misusing her office as a public servant in granting the lease.
Others accused include Jagan’s aide Vijay Sai Reddy, suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi and the then Andhra Pradesh Director of Mines V D Rajagopal.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had dismissed Jagan Mohan Reddy’s bail petition in connection with the disproportionate assets case.