A special CBI court summoned Andhra Pradesh Minister for Roads and Buildings Dharamana Prasada Rao and two senior IAS officers to appear before it on September 25 in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case pertaining to Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
The court of principal special judge for CBI cases after taking cognisance of the fourth chargesheet filed against Rao and senior bureaucrats — Manmohan Singh and M Samuel — besides the Kadapa MP,issued the summons in this regard.
The court also directed all the 14 accused named in the chargesheet to appear before it on the said date.
The 177-page chargesheet citing around 280 documents besides statements of witnesses was filed by CBI on August 13.
The chargesheet pertains to VANPIC project,whose promoter (industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad),allegedly invested Rs 854 crore in the companies belonging to Jagan towards a largesses for which the then AP government,led by late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy,doled out many favours in the form of awarding the project.
The chargesheet also names Jagan’s financial advisor V Vijay Sai Reddy,followed by Nimmagadda Prasad alias Matrix Prasad,former Minister Mopidevi Venkatramana Rao,senior bureaucrat K V Brahmananda Reddy (presently under judicial custody),Nimmagadda Prakash,Vanpic Projects Pvt Ltd,Jagati Publications Pvt Ltd,Raghuram Cement Corporation Pvt Ltd and Bharati Cement Corporation Pvt Ltd,Carmel Asia Holdings Pvt Ltd and Silicon Builders Pvt Ltd for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy,cheating and other relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.