July 2010

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A White House official has revealed that the Obama administration was considering a spy swap well before the 10 were arrested on 27 June. White House officials were first briefed on the spy ring in February, while President Barrack Obama was made aware of the case on 11 June.

“The idea of a swap was discussed among the administration’s national security team before the arrests were made,” the source added. According to the White House, the US itself chose the names of the four men to be freed by Moscow.

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C V Nagesh, the lawyer representing the Reddys, has suggested that no mining lease has been issued in their name in Karnataka and there was no question of illegal mining or looting Karnataka’s state wealth as they don’t have any mining activity in the state.

Notwithstanding the statement given by their lawyer, Canary Trap brings you exclusive details of how the Bellary Reddys not only have mining interests in the state but also how they control most of the mines through rising contractors, partners and other arrangements.

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Sources say GJR and his eldest brother G Karunakara Reddy are learnt to have discontinued their studies sometime in early 1980s. While Karunakara entered into contract work like cable network, GJR joined a Kolkata-based financial firm. He bought his first vehicle (TVS-50) in 1983, a TVS Suzuki Bike in 1985, and an Ambassador car in 1987.

The fortunes of Reddy brothers changed after the 1999 Lok Sabha polls.

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