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Will KVP be named, court asks CBI

Will KVP be named, court asks CBI
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Yes, if evidence is found Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday informed the...

Yes, if evidence is found

kvp2Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday informed the principal special court for CBI cases that a request would be made under section 319 of Criminal Procedure Code (Cr PC) to include KVP Ramachandra Rao's name as one of the accused, if any supporting evidence was found against him.

The prosecutor explained this to the court as the principal special judge U Durga Prasad sought to know from the CBI whether Rao's name was being included in the list of accused since his name has been referred to in the first and the fifth charge sheets pointing to his involvement in alleged deals.

The CBI had recorded the statement of Sureedu, close aide Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, in April 2012. Sureedu said in his statement given to CBI that "those who wanted to get benefits from the government were supposed to invariably meet KVP before calling on Rajasekhara Reddy. In case anyone met Reddy directly, he asked them to meet KVP."

Responding to the Judge's query, the prosecutor said it would not be correct to include anybody's name based on the oral statement of one person.A There should be additional evidence in the form of documents or any other nature to corroborate the allegations made by a person against any one. "Further investigation is in progress and we will definitely add his (KVP Ramachandra Rao) name if we find any documentary evidence or corroborative evidence," the prosecutor informed the court.

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