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ED registers money-laundering case against Jagan

Source: PTI
August 30, 2011 21:41 IST
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Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against former Congress leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, days after the Central Bureau of Investigation had searched various premises belonging to him.

The case was registered after ED conduct a probe to trail the funds pumped by the member of Parliament and son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and his associates into the companies owned by them.

The agency, according to sources, is expected to speed up the probe in this case and register separate cases under foreign currency exchange laws, making the CBI chargesheet in this case as the basis for its action.

The CBI has already registered a case against Reddy on the instructions of Andhra Pradesh high court under relevant sections of the IPC pertaining to cheating, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

The CBI had on August 18 searched the premises at Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Rajkot, Delhi and Mumbai in this connection.

"The CBI has registered a case against a member of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, and others, on the orders of high court of Andhra Pradesh on the allegation that the investors invested in the companies owned and promoted by the MP at very high premiums as a quid-pro-quo for the favours doled out by the then chief minister of Andhra Pradesh," CBI had said earlier.

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