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CBI gears up for 'Operation Black Search' against Jagan

Sat 03rd Sep 2011 07:02 AM
CBI gears up for 'Operation Black Search' against Jagan
CBI gears up for 'Operation Black Search' against Jagan

The Central Bureau of Investigation is preparing to launch another round of searches to unearth the alleged illegal wealth that the Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his business partners have amassed in the last seven years.

According to sources, the Cbi has code named the entire investigation as 'Operation Black Search' and special teams are being formed to decode numerous accounts and other documents belonging to Jagan and his associates. As many as seven DIG rank officials, 10 SPs, additional SPs assisted by 25 other well trained officers would be entrusted the job of executing 'Operation Black Search'. In addition, six bank experts would be engaged. These officials would search and analyse the documents in the Jagan and Emaar Properties land scam cases.

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So far, the Cbi has seized over two lakh documents and relevant papers, a source said. In the preliminary enquiries, so far, nearly 3000 papers have been filed related to the Jagan-Emaar properties land allotments. And about 10000 documents were collected from different departments in connection with the companies owned by Jagan Mohan Reddy like Caramel Asia, Sandur Power, Bharathi Cements, Indira Television and Jagathi Publications. The vigilance report on Emaar Properties alone runs into 1400 pages based on 7000 documents collected from Government Offices in this regard.

 The Cbi has already started submitting inquiry reports to the courts on weekly basis. On the whole, the courts were keeping abreast of the latest finding on the Cbi probe. The Cbi is also video-recoding the statements of the connected business tycoons and others deposing before the Cbi at Dilkusha Guest House.