SC rejects Jagan plea against CBI probe
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of former Congress leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy against the Andhra Pradesh high court's order directing a CBI inquiry into his alleged disproportionate assets.delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2011 02:10 IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of former Congress leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy against the Andhra Pradesh high court's order directing a CBI inquiry into his alleged disproportionate assets.
A bench headed by justice Dalveer Bhandari said: "There is no need to interfere with the order of the high court."
Reddy, son of late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy had earlier moved the apex court challenging the August 10 order of the high court saying it was not a "reasoned decision."
The high court, in its order, had directed CBI to take their probe into the case to its logical end. The HC's order came after a petition was filed by state handlooms and textile minister P Shankar Rao who had alleged that Jagan's income rose from R11 lakh in 2004 to R43,000 crore by the time of his father's death in 2009.
In his petition, Rao had sought a CBI inquiry into the companies that had invested in Jagan's businesses to allegedly win favours in the form of land allotments and mining leases from the then YSR government.
The HC had turned down Jagan's submissions that the petition was a result of political vendetta against him. The court had observed the petitioner's contention needs to be appreciated. SC had on July 22 refused to stay the HC's order for a preliminary CBI inquiry to ascertain if Jagan owns assets disproportionate to his income.
Cong MP quits
In an embarrassment for Congress, a party MP from Andhra Pradesh, loyal to YS Jaganmohan Reddy, resigned from Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy quit to protest mention of late YSR's name in the CBI's FIR in a case related to the Jagan Reddy.