Sabitha Indra Reddy
Sabitha Indira Reddy
|Minister of Home, Jail, and Disaster Management|
|First Woman Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh|
|Minister of Mines and Geology|
|Member of Legislative Assembly from Chevella|
|Born||5 May 1963
|Spouse(s)||P. Indra Reddy (Late)|
Patlolla Sabitha Indra Reddy is an Indian politician. She is the first woman Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India. Earlier, she was a member of Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy's Council of Ministers.
Sabitha Indra Reddy was born on 5 May 1963 at Tandur to G. Mahipal Reddy. She has done her education till B.Sc and has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh [MLA] for two terms from Chevella.
Allegations of involvement in illegal iron ore mining
The CBI arrested V. D. Rajagopal and Y. Srilakshmi, as third and fourth accused respectively in the investigation into illegal mining by Obulapuram Mining Company. The permission for mining in Anantapur was for captive mining, i.e. the ore mined in that region is to be used in the local steel plant and not to be exported. Srilakshmi is accused of dropping the term "captive mining" in the final order approving a mining license to Obulapuram. Y. Srilakshmi suggested that this was done at the insistence of the former Minister of Mines and current Andhra Pradesh Home minister Sabitha Indra Reddy. However the CBI defended the Home minister, who is a senior local politician of the ruling Congress party. As of April 2013, Sabitha Indra Reddy submitted her resignation letter from the Cabinet after the CBI named her as an accused in the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy illegal investments case.
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- "Sri Lakshmi arrested in illegal mining case". The Hindu. November 29, 2011.
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- "Rajagopal, Sri Lakshmi accused of fraud". The Hindu.
- "Srilakshmi blames Sabita". The Hindu.
- "Sabitha listed as witness in OMC charge sheet". The Hindu.
- "CBI defends Sabita". The Hindu.
- "CBI names Sabita in chargesheet as accused". Deccan Chronicle.
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