Vijayawada: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation conducted searches in 25 places including Guntur in Andhra Pradesh & Hyderabad in Telangana against former TDP MLA of Gurazala Constituency (Andhra Pradesh) Yarapathaneni Srinivas Rao and others including private persons.


The searches were in connection with an ongoing investigation of a case. The officials seized several incriminating documents, mobile phones, material objects and cash have been recovered.


Others including private persons. The searches were in connection with an ongoing investigation of a case. The officials seized several incriminating documents, mobile phones, material objects and cash have been recovered.


Acting on a notification issued by the government of Andhra Pradesh and further Notification issued by DoPT (Govt of India), CBI has taken over 17 cases of illegal limestone mining from CBCID, Andhra Pradesh and registered a case against 17 accused.

It was alleged that the accused had fraudulently conducted illegal and unauthorized mining, quarrying and transportation of limestone in Konanki village of Piduguralla Mandal, Kesanupalli and Nadikudi Villages of Dachepalli Mandal, Guntur District for several years and thereby caused revenue loss to the Government and other licensed lease holders, and also exploited the natural resources.

It was further alleged that illegal mining of several lakh of tones of limestone was conducted by the accused during the period from 2014 to 2018, as a result of which, natural resources worth several crores of rupees have been plundered.

In order to ascertain the quantum of unauthorized and illegal mining, CBI is also conducting volumetric analysis by using satellite imagery, officials said.


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