Hyderabad: A joint team of investigators from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are learnt to have headed to Bangalore for further probe into the cash-for-bail scam involving mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy. Though the bail scam is being investigated by the ACB, the anti-corruption watchdog is taking the help of the CBI as the latter had already carried out investigation into the accounts of Janardhan Reddy and his associates in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) and Associated Mining Corporation (AMC) illegal mining cases.
Sources said a four-member team had left for Bangalore to assist the six-member team of ACB officials in the investigation and verification of bank accounts and others. Bank officials will also be examined as part of the probe. The investigators are expecting to seize vital documents relating to the bail scam probe during the searches on the premises of the accused.
ACB sleuths want to verify the bank accounts of Janardhan Reddy and his associates including his brother Somasekhara Reddy, relative Dasaratharami Reddy and legislator TH Suresh Babu (all arrested).