CBI questions Jagan Tomorrow
CBI and the Kadapa MP, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, may end on May 25, with the likely arrest of the leader when he appears before officials at the Dilkusha Guest House.
Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition by the Kadapa MP seeking exemption from appearing before the CBI.
Jagan's counsel told the high court that the CBI was acting in haste to arrest him though the trial court judge had issued summons to him to appear before him May 28. He alleged that the CBI hatched a conspiracy to arrest Jagan with political motives.
The CBI counsel, however, argued that Jagan was summoned for questioning as part of the investigations into the case.
Earlier, the CBI rejected Jagan's request to exempt him from appearing before it on May 25. A representative of Jagan submitted a letter to CBI officials in this regard but it was rejected.
ppearing on Jagan Mohan Reddy’s behalf, the senior counsel of the Supreme Court, Sushil Kumar, argued that his client had not been summoned by the CBI in the last eight-and-a-half months.
He added that the CBI intended to take custody of his client based on confessions made by the arrested businessman, Nimmagadda Prasad, and the former secretary of the ports and infrastructure department, Mr K.V. Brahamnanda Reddy, in connection with allotment of lands to the Vanpic project.
He said that Jagan Mohan Reddy was on his election campaign and should be allowed to appear before the CBI after June 15. If that was not possible, Kumar said that the CBI should be directed not to arrest his client after being questioned in the presence of Mr Prasad and Mr Brahamnanda Reddy.
Jagan Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that the Congress government in the state in collusion with the opposition Telugu Desam Party and the CBI had hatched a conspiracy to arrest him. He claimed that they were planning to trigger riots in the state after his arrest and to put the blame on him.
Speaking at an election meeting held in Macherla Assembly segment on Wednesday evening, Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “I don’t really know whether the conspiracies hatched by the Congress and TDP
Tags - CBI, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Illegal assets case
Thu 24 May, 2012,12:19:55 AM