CBI to probe YSR's death

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New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep.10 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has formed a special team to probe the death of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash on September 2.

CBI Superintendent of Police (Vizag) G Nageshwar Rao will head the team that will probe the mysterious circumstances under which the helicopter crashed in the dense forests of the Nallamala forest range in Kurnool district killing all five occupants.

The CBI probe has been ordered under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Such a probe is conducted by a police officer specially empowered by the State Government when the deceased has been killed by another or by an animal or by machinery or by an accident.

A two-member expert committee is already investigating the incident. It has been told to submit its report in two months.

Interim Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah had requested Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to order a CBI probe, which was accepted. (ANI)

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