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Congress leader BK Hariprasad justifies Reddy arrests

New Delhi, Mon, 05 Sep 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): Reacting to the arrest of former Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhan Reddy, Congress General Secretary BK Hariprasad on Monday said whoever has looted national wealth should be booked.


Talking to reporters here, Hariprasad said: "There are not just two ministers who are involved but a dozen of leaders have been named in the recently released list of Lokayukta. Whoever he is, the law should be catch-up and punish them.


"In the name of Obalapuram Mining Bellary has been looted by these leaders. And its not only these leaders; there are lots of people who have been named in the Lokayukta list," he said.


Hariprasad demanded that law should close in on people who were involved in looting national wealth and punish them


Earlier in the day, the CBI arrested Janardhan Reddy and Managing Director of Obalapuram Mining Company B V Srinivas Reddy after conducting raids at their premises.


Reddy was among those indicted by the Lokayukta report on illegal mining submitted to the Government on July 27.


Sleuths also raided the premises of Srinivas Reddy in Bangalore.


According to sources, the CBI team led by its DIG, P V Lakshminarayana has taken Janardhana Reddy and Srinivasa Reddy to Hyderabad for further questioning.


The probe agency action comes a day after Reddy's associate and former Karnataka Minister B Sreeramulu resigned from his Assembly seat, protesting against the BJP's denial to give him ministerial berth and also keeping Bellary Reddy brothers out of the ministry. (ANI)


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