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CBI opposes bail to Jagan

CBI opposes  bail to Jagan
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday opposed the bail plea of YSR Congress Party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, contending that he would manipulate the witnesses in the cases against him. The CBI Special Court heard arguments from the lawyers of both Jaganmohan Reddy and the CBI and reserved its verdict of adjourning it to September 23.

Court to deliver verdict on Sept 23

Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday opposed the bail plea of YSR Congress Party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, contending that he would manipulate the witnesses in the cases against him. The CBI Special Court heard arguments from the lawyers of both Jaganmohan Reddy and the CBI and reserved its verdict of adjourning it to September 23.

The CBI, in its counter to the bail petition, informed the court that since Jaganmohan Reddy is a very influential man and would hamper the investigation by bringing pressure on the witnesses and tampering with the material evidence if released on bail.

The agency informed the court that it had completed the probe in the disproportionate assets case within the four-month time-frame set by the Supreme Court and that the trial would commence soon.

Jagan’s lawyer Sushil Kumar said that since the investigations were completed, he may be enlarged on bail. Jagan said in his bail petition that in view of the ongoing agitation in Seemandhra over the bifurcation of state, there was a need for him, as the leader of a political party, to lead the stir. Jagan was arrested by the CBI May last year, and has since been placed at Chanchalguda Jail. His bail petitions were dismissed on various occasions by the trial court, the High Court and the Supreme Court.

The CBI has so far 10 charge-sheets in the case in connection with certain quid pro quo investments. Jagan has been charged with entering into criminal conspiracy with his father and the then Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy to favour companies and individuals who invested in his business.

In one of the two charge-sheets filed on Tuesday, the CBI named Major Industries Minister J Geetha Reddy as an accused. Two ministers had quit in May this year after they were named in the charge sheet. The investigating agency had arrested another minister May last year. Several bureaucrats, industrialists, companies and Jagan's aides also figure in the charge-sheets.

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