Hyderabad: Many heads, including those of ministers and bureaucrats, are likely to roll after the completion of CBI investigations in the “EMAAR Scam”.
The High Court, while dealing with the writ petitions filed against the Kadapa MP, Mr Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, had directed the CBI to register a case and launch a full-fledged investigation into his assents and also the alleged irregularities in the affairs of the EMAAR Properties Ltd.
Informed sources disclosed that the CBI, in its preliminary report submitted to the High Court based on which a full-fledged probe was ordered, had pointed out various irregularities committed by certain government departments and corporations like Mining, Industries, Revenue and so on. The role of not only senior bureaucrats, but also that of some ministers in perpetuating the alleged irregularities was also seemed to have been highlighted.
It might be mentioned here that the Minister for Textiles, Dr P. Shankar Rao, and also the senior TDP leader, Mr Yerranaidu, who were responsible for moving the judiciary for a probe into the alleged “amassing of wealth” by Jagan Mohan Reddy, have declared that the role of some ministers and bureaucrats for various alleged irregularities and favoritism during the late YSR regime would also come into the open after the CBI investigation.
YSR CONFIDANTS PANIC STRICKEN
Even as the CBI authorities were gearing up to commence the investigations, some of the ministers, who, during the YSR regime had held key departments and which are likely to come under scanner are stated to be spending sleepless nights. In fact, some of them are trying to put up a brave front by asserting that “collective responsibility” of the Cabinet cannot be questioned in certain “unilateral decisions” taken by keeping the concerned ministers in the dark.
Whatever might be the arguments in the desperate attempt to defend their role, informed sources disclosed that some ministers, corporation chairpersons and bureaucrats of key departments connected with the alleged multi-crore scam are likely to be grilled by the CBI authorities during the course of the investigation.