Hyderabad: Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy appears to be very determined to take the investigation into the illegal activities of the liquor syndicates to its logical end, despite pressure on him to go easy on it.
Though he transferred ACB additional director K Srinivas Reddy, who was supervising the investigation, Kiran wants the probe to continue so that the culprits could be brought to book. In fact, the chief minister wants all those involved in the illegal business be brought to book.
This means Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Botsa Satyanarayana may not have a complete breather from the investigation into liquor business in which he has a stake. The chief minister said on Sunday that the investigation would go on in all seriousness. When it was pointed to him that the excise revenue had gone down by Rs 2,000 crore, he shot back: "So what? Let the investigation go on. I cannot allow illegal activities."
According to sources, ACB director-general D Boobathi Babu, who wanted to go on a long leave in protest against the transfer of his associate, has changed his mind after being assured of a free hand in the investigation. His leave application is learnt to have been spiked. Boobathi Babu sought to go on leave since he was perturbed over the way Srinivasa Reddy was transferred out at a time when the investigation was reaching a critical stage and the ACB was preparing a report for submission to the High
11:24 AM, Apr 09, 2012
Hyderabad: The ACB officer heading the liqour scam probe in Andhra Pradesh has been transferred. Several top politicians in the state are under scrutiny in the liqour racket. Police sources have alleged political pressure to scuttle probe. CNN-IBN had first reported about the liquor scam. The Andhra Pradesh High Court has sent notices to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, state Congress chief B Satyanarayana, Excise Minister M Venkatramana...
01:31 PM, Apr 05, 2012
Hyderabad: Trouble seems to be brewing for the Kiran Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh over the liquor scam which CNN-IBN had reported first. The Andhra Pradesh High Court has sent notices to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Reddy, state Congress chief B Satyanarayana, Excise Minister M Venkatramana and leader of Opposition Chandrababu Naidu. The notice comes after a PIL was filed seeking a court-monitored probe into the scam. The...
08:45 AM, Mar 23, 2012
Hyderabad: CNN-IBN has accessed documents that expose the full extent of the liquor scam in Andhra Pradesh. Reportedly, not only have excise and police officials taken bribes to allow the illegal liquor business to flourish, they also loaned money to the tune of Rs 2 crore to the mafia to carry on the trade. The documents reveal that in Srikakulam district, between September 2010-December 2011, excise officials received bribes worth...
07:25 PM, Feb 24, 2012