CBI likely to grill BJP leaders in Reddy case

Agency will quiz anyone found involved in mining scam

CBI likely to  grill BJP leaders in Reddy case

Asked specifically about the possibility of the CBI questioning senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, considered to be the political patron of the Reddy brothers, a senior official told Deccan Herald,  “Nothing can be ruled out and the CBI can question anyone having connection with illegal activities of the Reddy brothers.”    The official, however, asserted that the agency will not question anyone just on the basis of personal relation with former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy.

Janardhana Reddy and his relative Srinivas Reddy are in CBI custody in connection with an illegal mining case.Notably, there have been allegations of “commercial links” between Swaraj and Reddys in the past.

In the wake of the arrest of Reddy by the CBI on September 5, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh had demanded that the “commercial ties of Reddy brothers with Sushma Swaraj and (former BJP president) M Venkiah Naidu, too, be probed.”

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