YSR Congress slams CBI double standards

Questioning the double standards of CBI by allowing bail to 24 persons, including a minister and senior bureaucrats in service and denying bail to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the grounds that he would influence the witnesses, YSRP spokesperson Vasireddy Padma has said the Government of the day and the investigation agency will be answerable to all these anomalies.

Speaking to media in Hyderabad on Wednesday, she said: “While Roads and Buildings minister Dharmana Prasada Rao and 13 others could just walk away with bail, CBI did not raise any objection. All the 14 persons are in Government holding high positions.

The same CBI has firmly objected bail to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy contending that he would influence the witnesses. This fallacy in argument clearly shows that CBI has an agenda to save many and target YSR family members and friends.

“YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was arrested by CBI on the grounds that he was not cooperating with the investigation agency and subsequently changed its stance saying that he would influence the witnesses if granted bail. The same rule should apply to people who are in the Government but CBI did not object bail to the 14 persons,’ she said.

The Prime Minster was not arrested nor charged with any irregularity in the 2G scam but the concerned minister and officials were arrested, in the Coalgate even concerned officials were taken into custody and in the Commonwealth Games scam too the concerned minister and officials were arrested.

In the State the proceedings seem to be very different. The ministers and bureaucrats responsible for the 26 GOs were not arrested and were given bail even. Barring one minister to justify the arrest of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, CBI functioning has been dubious from the very beginning, she said.

Instead of proceeding from the 26 GOs angle, CBI arrested YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who according to the agency had influenced the government to allot land to industrialists who in turn had invested in his companies. Surprisingly this presumption has gained CBI’s attention than the sanctity of the GOs, she said.

CBI being silent when the bail application was moved by Dharmana Prasada Rao who was a Minister for eight years and bureaucrats who were in service for over 20 years is contrary to what is happening in the UPA-II scams. Its contention that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy should not be given bail as he would influence the witnesses will not go well in the people’s court and it is very evident that CBI is shielding some and has been vindictive towards YSR family members, she said.

(Updated on Sept 27, 2012)

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