The custody petition filed by the CID in the court on Monday contained some explosive information over Bhanu Kiran’s involvement in various murky deals. The most important revelation is that Bhanu had allegedly confessed that Mangali Krishna was his benami.Published Date: 2012-04-24 11:18:32 GMT
This expose will have lot of cascading effect, as Mangali Krishna is an accused in Paritala Ravi murder case. TDP leaders had alleged that Jagan developed close contacts with Suri through his alleged henchman Mangali Krishna.
Paritala Ravi was gunned down in Anantapur town Jan 24, 2005. When the then chief minister Rajasekhara Reddy had ordered CBI probe into the murder following allegations against his son and then state minister J C Diwakar Reddy, the CBI gave them a clean chit.
Now the confession by Bhanu might trigger lot of speculation, since the focus will shift to Magali Krishna and his relations with Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The CBI had also interrogated Dantuluri Krishna alias Mangali Krishna in the Ravi murder case. CBI reportedly found out that Mangali Krishna was Jagan’s neighbour and “front man” in his stronghold Pulivendula. This document, said to have been prepared on April 17, 2005, by CBI’s investigating officer V T Nandakumar apparently exposes the nexus between Jagan and Ravi’s killers.
It is alleged that Jagan sought Mangali Krishna’s help to eliminate Parthasarathy Reddy, who had allegedly killed Jagan’s grandfather YS Raja Reddy. Mangali Krishna, in turn, got in touch with Maddelacheruvu Suri, who was locked in a gang war with Paritala Ravi.
Mangali Krishna and Suri struck a deal that first his rival Paritala Ravi would be killed and then Parthasarathy, whom Jagan allegedly wanted dead. The CBI document reportedly says Mangali Krishna had extended financial help to Suri to carry out with the killings allegedly with the blessings of Jagan.
“Krishna is in contact with Suri for this purpose…Suri struck a bargain through Krishna to eliminate Paritala Ravindra and then Parthasarathy Reddy will be tackled,” the CBI note reportedly states, recommending that Krishna should be interrogated to “throw more light”.
But later, allegedly influenced the then government, this line of interrogation was given a go by. It is to be seen what kind of developments will flow from Bhanu Kiran’s revelation at this stage.