SC to hear Jagan's plea against CBI probe
The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the plea of former Congress leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy seeking a stay on CBI probe into alleged disproportionate assets accumulated by him.delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2011 10:40 IST
The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the plea of former Congress leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy seeking a stay on CBI probe into alleged disproportionate assets accumulated by him.
Jagan, son of late chief minister YS Rajasekar Reddy, has approached the apex court challenging Andhra Pradesh high court order for a preliminary probe by CBI into his alleged disproportionate assets.
The petition has challenged the July 12 high court order arguing it was "illegal" "erroneous" and "unsustainable" and deserves to be quashed.
Jagan contended the high court did not have the jurisdiction to order a preliminary CBI probe on a "politically motivated" petition.
He has sought quashing of the high court order which directed CBI to submit its report in two weeks.
The high court had passed the order on the petition filed by Andhra Pradesh textiles minister P Shankar Rao accusing Jagan of amassing huge wealth using his late father's position as the chief minister.
The high court had said it will decide on the issue of a full-fledged inquiry based after the preliminary report from CBI.
Jagan, after being denied the chief minister's post following his father's death in a helicopter crash, has floated YSR Congress Party on whose symbol he and his mother won Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendla assembly seats in recent by-polls.