CBI grills excise minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana for nine hours
May, 24th 2012
The CBI officials on Wednesday questioned excise minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana for nearly nine hours in Dilkusha guesthouse in connection with the Vanpic deal as well as Jagan assets case. The minister arrived at the guesthouse around 11 am and was allowed to go at 6 pm. He was asked to come again on Thursday for further questioning.
The CBI officials questioned Mopidevi along with Nimmagadda Prasad and K V Brahmananda Reddy, the two accused in the case, and sought to know from them the reasons for the discrepancies in the GOs issued for the project.
Also about the glaring omissions and commissions in the concessional agreement contrary to the cabinet decisions and also the original MoU. The discrepencies in the lease period and the ownership of the project were also raised and answers sought. The minister said he acted only in accordance with the cabinet decisions.