November 29, 2011

Andhra IAS Officer arrested in Mining scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested senior IAS Officer Y Srilakshmi on Tuesday on charges of misusing his post in favour of the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC).

The CBI alleged that Srilakshmi had allotted licences to former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy run OMC violating rules when he was the Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Department during the YSR regime.

Srilakshmi is currently holding the post as the commissioner of family welfare. She is the fourth accused, who was arrested in the case after Janardhan Reddy, OMC MD Srinivas Reddy and former director of AP Mines VD Rajagopal.

The bureaucrat will be sent to the judicial custody till December 12. She is accused of favouring the OMC in allotting mining lease without following the law.

Srilakshmi is the first woman serving IAS officer, who was arrested in a graft case in Andhra Pradesh.

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