There have been open charges about KCR’s investments. TDP leaders charged him of buying ships and ports several times in the past and the TRS dismissed them. No investigating authority had however acted on these allegations.
However it is learnt that CBI had already started working on these matters silently and collected some key documents about these investments. The agency is now checking them with the Income Tax department for further action.
Even TRS leaders are expressing doubts that the Congress was out to cause trouble to KCR as it could not face him in elections. They are stating that KCR would come out of these charges unscathed as he had done no wrong.
One newspaper quoted an unnamed Congress leader of Delhi level as saying that the party High Command should have sent the CBI, IT and ED after KCR long back. The party chose to ignore him too long, allowing him to become a strong force in Telangana. He said it is good that it decided to keep him under check.
The CBI is said to be probing the business links KCR has with the owner of the newspaper and channel and trying to find if there were KCR’s benami investments in those ventures.
Probe is also on the revenue through commercial advertisements for KCR’s media and in whose accounts these revenues were being remitted.
It is also being said that some one from the Congress might file a petition seeking the probe like what was done in the case of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to initiate the probe.
Some Congress leaders are stating that KCR was aware of the CBI eye on him and this was the reason why he got the JAC organize the fresh ‘Sansad Dharna’ by JAC in Delhi to attract national attention. With the national attention drawn to himself and the cause, KCR is hoping that national leaders would stand by him in case the CBI starts its operation against him.