20 January, 2021

Slush Track Leads South

Just days after the CBI filed a chargesheet, fresh evidence changes the course of investigations

Slush Track Leads South

THE never-ending saga of JMM payoffs has shifted scene to south India since the CBI last filed its chargesheet in the case two weeks ago. And there is now also the distinct possibility that the actual amount involved in buying the MPs could be considerably higher than the Rs 3.5 crore mentioned in the chargesheet.

Days after the CBI filed its chargesheet in the case, agency officials have stumbled upon several pieces of new evidence. And with this, the emphasis has suddenly shifted from Satish Sharma, Buta Singh, R.K. Dha-wan and Bhajan Lal to K. Veer-appa Moily, two former Karn-ataka ministers Ramalinga Reddy and H.M. Revanna and a couple of powerful liquor barons in Bangalore. But the prize catch of them all was V. Rajeshwara Rao, nephew of former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, whose house in Delhi was raided by the CBI last week. Recovered: some "highly incriminating" documents connecting the Raos to the JMM payoffs and 50 bottles of premium foreign scotch. Rajeshwara Rao has been booked under the Excise Act.

But it is not the Excise Act...



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