Disproportionate assets case: Jaganmohan moves bail plea
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Jailed YSR Congress leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today moved a bail application in a special CBI court here in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him.
The Kadapa MP, presently under judicial remand and lodged in the Chanchalguda Central Prison here since his arrest on May 27 by the CBI on corruption charges, filed two separate petitions in the court seeking bail.
This is the second bail plea of Jagan in the CBI court here after it had earlier dismissed the bail plea on June 1, on the ground that he (being an MP and president of a political party) was in the position to tamper with evidence and influence the witnesses.
The Supreme Court too on October 5 dismissed Jagan's bail plea in the alleged multi-crore disproportionate assets case against him.
A bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai ruled that Jagan can apply for bail only after the CBI completes its investigation in all the seven other cases lodged against him.
The CBI has accused Jagan of getting huge investments from various individuals and firms into his businesses as quid-pro-quo for the favours granted by government when his father (late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy) was the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.
In the bail petitions filed through his counsel, Jagan contended that it was his right under section 167(2) CrPC for grant of bail in relation to all offences in the case registered against him where probe has not been completed within the specified period of 90 days from the date of his arrest.
He further alleged that discriminatory arrests have been affected by the CBI, as Andhra Pradesh Minister Dharmana Prasada Raom (accused no.6 in the case) has not been arrested and continues to be at liberty though it is specifically alleged that he was instrumental in the commission of the offence.
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