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In touch with CBI over red corner notice against MP: Andhra police

Posted on Apr 27 2014 | IANS

Hyderabad, April 27 : Andhra Pradesh Police have received a red corner notice against Rajya Sabha member K.V.P.Ramachandra Rao in the titanium bribery case but since it is not accompanied by a warrant, they are in touch with the CBI, said the state police chief B.Prasada Rao.

Director General of Police (DGP) Prasada Rao told the reporters here Sunday that the Crime Investigation Department (CID) received the red corner notice from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is the nodal agency of the Interpol in the country.

The additional director general, CID, who is the nodal authority of the CBI in the state, received the notice. "As there was no warrant, the correspondence is on with the CBI," said Prasada Rao.

"He is a Member of Parliament. He will be available," said the police chief when asked if police would keep a tight vigil on him.

The Interpol sent the notice after a US federal jury indicted the Congress MP and five others on charges of receiving bribes of USD 18.5 million from an American firm to allow it to mine titanium in Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) N. Chandrababu Naidu has demanded immediate arrest of the MP. He urged Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to order the arrest without any further delay.

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