Ranchi, March 25: Former ministers Anosh Ekka and Harinarayan Rai, apparently stonewalling a vigilance probe against them by playing for time, have now buckled under pressure, agreeing to reveal details of businesses run in the name of their wives.
Inspector-general of police (vigilance) M.V. Rao, who is heading the probe into disproportionate assets cases against them, said Ekka (former rural development minister) had been summoned on March 27, while Rai (former urban development minister) had been asked to appear on March 28 with all relevant details regarding their assets.
During their last appearance on March 12 and 13, the two were granted time till March 23 to provide details of financial and business transactions of construction firms owned by their spouses. Initially denying any knowledge about these businesses, the two former ministers agreed to shed some light after vigilance officials threatened to summon their wives.