CBI to submit report on info leak in Jagan case
Hyderabad, July 7, 2012, DHNS:
The Central Vigilance Commission has told the CBI to submit a report on the alleged leak of information in the disproportionate assets case against Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said on the sidelines of the ninth anniversary celebrations of the Vigilance Study Circle on Saturday.
Two days ago, YSR Congress honorary president Y S Vijayamma met the CVC in New Delhi and lodged a complaint against CBI Joint Director Lakshminarayana for allegedly leaking information regarding investigation into the case to a section of the media.
“Some people from AP have met me and complained that there has been leakage of certain investigations. So we have called for a report from the CBI on this,” Kumar said.He also emphasised on greater focus on the “supply side” in clandestine deals. "When you are talking about supply side corruption, somebody wants a favour in the form of licences, leasing rights, so many other things...they give money to get a quid pro quo. It forms part of corruption,” he said.
“So far, our anti-corruption efforts have largely focused on the demand side corruption... the public servant who receives or solicits bribe. But we should also concentrate on offering bribe. Various regulatory changes in this direction are being contemplated,” the CVC added.Vijayamma, in her complaint, said: “From the day one of the investigation, Lakshminarayana has been discreetly divulging information to a select group of media, who happened to be business or political rivals of my son.” She also submitted a copy of the call list of Lakshminarayana and demanded a thorough inquiry.
Detailing how Lakshminarayana flouted the CBI manual, Vijayamma said: “The Deputy Principal Information Officer (DPIO) at the headquarters is the only authorised person to speak to the media, in consultation with the CBI Director. If any media house approaches Lakshminarayana, he should first obtain permission from the director or additional director.”
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