Cbi: Viveka murder: My statement to CBI falsified, says Kallam | Hyderabad News


HYDERABAD: Ajeya Kallam, principal advisor to AP chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Friday urged Telangana high court to direct the CBI to scrap his statement which had been falsified by a CBI investigation officer and also declare his action illegal.

Kallam, in his petition to the court, said the IO, probing the murder case of AP former minister YS Vivekananda Reddy, filled up false information in the statement he had given to the CBI (on April 29 this year) under section 161 of CrPC. He urged the court to issue a direction to the CBI not to rely on this statement.


The former IAS officer said the statement was recorded by the IO at his residence in Hyderabad and sought a direction from the court to CBI to reinvestigate as far as recording his statement was concerned. “It has the tendency to prejudice the investigation and falsely implicate several individuals,” he said. adding that though he did not refer to CM’s wife Bharathi anywhere in his deposition to the CBI, the statement submitted to the court quoted him as saying that Jagan went upstairs only after a message from his wife and came down and revealed the death of his uncle Vivekananda Reddy to them.
Kallam said he received a call from CBI SP Vikas Kumar on April 29, who wanted to record his statement as a witness in the case. “I invited him to my residence though there was no prior notice. After some time, another person came and joined Vikas and started recording my statement in the laptop brought by him in a manner the SP was dictating,” he said.
“I had clearly told the officer who examined me that the meeting for preparation of manifesto of YSRCP commenced in the house of Jagan at around 5 am on 15-03-2019. After one-and-a-half hours, an attendant knocked the door of the meeting hall and the OSD to the CM went to attend to the knock and came back into the room and whispered something to Jagan, who immediately got up expressing his shock and surprise and said that his ‘chinanna’ (uncle) had died. Further, I had not stated anything about Jagan being called for by his spouse,” Kallam said before the court. He also said the individual who examined him was different from the one whose signature appeared on the statement filed by the CBI.

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