Pursuing the investigation in the graft case involving arrested IAS officer K Rajesh, CBI has started by interrogating the 110 persons who were allotted arms licenses going out of the norms.
Backed by the related documents CBI on the first day of the remand interrogated the accused IAS Officer about the probable financial transactions for granting the license. Most of the persons who figure in the list of people having secured the arms license have dubious criminal records and political backing.
CBI also backed it’s interrogation with the statements obtained from the people alleged to be working as middlemen for K Rajesh in his alleged illegal activity of abuse of power. It is alleged that the rate to obtain a gun license, bypassing all crucial formalities such as police verification was Rs.8 to 10 lacs. Apparently, the middlemen have stated that out of this amount 20% were retained by them as commission and the rest reached the collector.
The sources reveal that all illegal licenses issued by K Rajesh by abusing his power shall be canceled. It is also learned that CBI might report to take action against such people apart from seizing the arms in their possession.
Another team of CBI working on the case has also found some evidence in the investment made by K Rajesh including some information about land holding, it is learnt. CBI will ask for an extension of remand once the period of current remand of 4 days is completed.