Hyderabad: Urging the state government to set up a body to administer the Sri Satya Sai Central Trust on the lines of the Specified Authority in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, All India Congress Committee secretary Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy on Wednesday demanded a thorough probe into the properties of the Trust after the case of illegal transfer of money came to light.
Talking to media persons at Congress Legislature Party Office, Mr Sudhakar Reddy said that an impartial and thorough probe into the properties held by the Satya Sai Central Trust was very much the need of the hour as money was being transferred from the Yajur Mandir in Puttaparthi to Bangalore.
Mr Sudhakar Reddy demanded that the government take immediate steps to safeguard the wealth of the Trust, ensure the arrest of all guilty in connection with the transfer of money and punish them sternly, whoever it may be.
“The state government must protect the properties of Satya Sai Central Trust by setting up a monitoring body on the lines of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Specified Authority,” the senior leader said.
Mr Sudhakar Reddy disclosed that he would submit a memorandum to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, seeking a probe into entire issue soon.
The Congress leader also hailed Union Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh’s decision to give permission for establishment of industries only after they stand by environmental norms and laws pertaining to acquisition of land.
Mr Sudhakar Reddy also condemned the attack on MPs Rajaiah and G Vivek at Hanmakonda in Warangal when they went to pay last respects to Telangana ideologue Professor Jayashankar.
The senior leader also said that he would seek a memorial dedicated to Professor Jayashankar in the state capital.(INN)