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CBI begins probe into YSR copter crash

india Updated: Sep 12, 2009 16:05 IST

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The CBI on Saturday began its probe into the helicopter crash that killed former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and four other persons with a team visiting the site in Nallamala forests.

“A ten-member CBI team has begun on-site investigations at Nallamala forest range,” Kurnool District Superintendent of Police Ch Srikant told PTI over phone.

The multi-disciplinary investigation team (MDIT) headed by agency’s Deputy Inspector General VV Lakshmi Narayana visited Pavuralagutta hills in Kurnool district after formally taking over the case yesterday, he said.

The team comprising officers from the Indian Air Force, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Superintendent of Police of CBI in Visakhapatnam Nageswara Rao will also scrutinise the log details of the Air Traffic Control in Hyderabad and Chennai.

The CBI investigations will be held in addition to two separate enquiries already being conducted by the DGCA and State Crime Investigation Department (CID).

The state government has also formed a two-member expert committee of retired IPS officer and VIP Security expert MR Reddy and former DGCA HS Khola to investigate the incident and submit its report in 60 days.