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Moily says Reddy's arrest a lesson for everyone that one should not misuse office

New Delhi, Mon, 05 Sep 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): Commenting on the arrest of former Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhan Reddy, Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said that this is a lesson for everyone that one should not misuse the office in such a way.


Talking to reporters here, Moily said: "This is a lesson for everyone who occupies office as a minister or an officer that they should not misuse the office."


Emphasising that Iron ore mines have totally been abused, Moily said: "No rule of law had been applied on these ministers by the government. It was the duty of the state government for handling such cases."


He further said it's not a question of CBI haunting. Reddy himself was haunting


Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Railways KH Muniyappa has said that law, is taking it's own course.


"At this stage, I don't want to say anything. National wealth should be protectedetailed inquiry must be conducted. Culprits should be punished according to the law," he told reporters.


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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