Andhra Pradesh HC issue notices to RIL, CBI, AP govt on KG-basin issue: Media Report

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Andhra Pradesh HC issue notices to RIL, CBI, AP govt on KG-basin issue: Media Re
The Andhra Pradesh High Court issued notices to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), the CBI, Andhra Pradesh government, Centre and the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons on the issue of gas supplies from D-6 in KG-Basin, reported PTI.

The petitioner, Palem Srikanth Reddy, president of the Jana Palana Party, sought the court to order CBI probe into the whole issue and also requested the court to direct the Government to take appropriate steps to see that Andhra Pradesh gets gas allocation as the oil and gas field are located near the State.

"It is further prayed that this Hon'ble Court may be pleased to direct the respondent no. 14 (CBI) to conduct investigation under the direct supervision of the Court, as the respondent nos. 5 to 8 ( Telugu Desam Party, Indian National Congress, YSR Congress Party and Bharatiya Janata Party) are in active collusion with the respondent no. 11 (RIL) in not getting its due share, pending disposal of Writ Petition and be pleased to pass such other order/s as this Hon'ble Court may deem fit and proper in the circumstances of the case," Reddy requested in his petition.

As per the media report, he said due to short supply of gas to AP-based power plants, the government is forced to purchase the electricity at the cost of the public exchequer resulting exorbitant power bills to consumers.

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