YSR calls for CBI probe
Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy has once again requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to entrust the inquiry into the Rs. 7,000-crore accounting fraud in Satyam Computer Services to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Such a measure, he said in a letter to the Prime Minister on Monday, would help in better coordination with various agencies, including those dealing with Satyam’s overseas operations.
The Andhra Pradesh police would fully cooperate with the CBI once it took over the investigations, Dr. Reddy said.
In the face of mounting criticism over the lax investigation by the CID, the Chief Minister urged Dr. Singh to “consider the matter at the earliest and issue suitable instructions.” This is in marked departure from the earlier position where the Chief Minister said an inquiry by the premier investigation agency was welcome if the Centre deemed it fit.
Chief Minister for rice mill special counters
Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Monday asked Civil Supplies authorities to ensure that rice mills opened special counters and made available common variety of rice to people all over the State.