Hyderabad, Feb 8 (ANI): YSR Congress Party has accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of functioning like a factionist by harassing the IAS officers.
"In Chapter 24, points 28 and 29 clearly speak of how to handle media when reports on its investigation and functioning appear, but till date CBI has neither given a rejoinder nor condemned them,' party spokespersons Vasireddy Padma and B Janak Prasad told reporters here.
Whenever a news story appears about its functioning, CBI should issue a rejoinder and should complain to the Press Council of India, but here the scene is totally different. Though the in-camera proceedings of the CBI were blatantly being misreported in the media, there has been no response from the investigation agency which strengthens the argument that CBI is working in tandem with some media houses, they said.
Citing a recent example, they said, "a Delhi-based television channel was summoned for beaming news on the ongoing controversy involving the Enforcement Directorate (ED). In a rejoinder the ED termed the news as rubbish."
The CBI here has been taking a new path and encouraging leaks, as was evident in the recent past and has joined hands with media group that is a competitor to Sakshi and political parties opposing YSR Congress Party, they said.
IAS officers have been targeted and there is pressure to put some names in their mouths, they said and reiterated that CBI was functioning like a factionist.
"Service rules are known to CBI but still they are insisting certain unreasonable questioning as told by the IAS Officers Association," they said.
Taking objection to N Chandrababu Naidu's remarks on parenting, Janak Prasad said, "It is highly objectionable on his part to speak in that way. Naidu should disclose where from he could acquire the amount of Rs 60 crores spent for his son's education." (ANI)
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