HC asks CBI, Why selective arrests in Jagan Case
Jagan Mohan Reddy, High Court, Andhra Pradesh, CBI, Jagan, Vijaya Sai Reddy, Bail Granted
Justice K.C. Bhanu of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation why it was showing discrimination in arresting only the accused in the assets’ case of Kadapa MP and YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and not others named in the chargesheet.
CBI has filed a lunch motion petition, challenging the bail granted to Vijaya Sai Reddy, an auditor of the Jagan group of companies and Vice Chairman of the Jagati Publications (Sakshi newspaper and TV) owned by Jagan’s family.
The judge was dealing with the plea of the CBI moved during the lunch session seeking cancellation of the bail granted by the special court to Mr V. Vijay Sai Reddy, an accused in the case. Pointing out that only one person was arrested from among 17 persons accused in the chargesheet, the judge asked the CBI counsel to show prima facie reason to admit its plea to reject the bail granted to Mr Vijay Sai Reddy.
Replying, CBI officials said that Vijaya Sai Reddy alone was capable of obstructing the investigation and they had sufficient evidence for it. When the court has questioned if investigation was not being impaired because of the other accused, CBI has said that they had strong evidence against Vijaya Sai and assured that it would submit it to the court soon.
Mon 16 Apr, 2012,10:26:54 PM