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BJP slams CBI for mocking the judiciary in Jagan DA case

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 25, 2013
First Published: 01:00 IST(25/9/2013) | Last Updated: 01:01 IST(25/9/2013)

The BJP charged the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with making a mockery of the judicial system in YSR Jaganmohan Reddy disproportionate assets case under pressure from the Congress.


BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said “the news of Jaganmohan Reddy being given bail after 16 months in jail raises a lot of questions about the way CBI has handled the case. After staggering the charge sheet and 16 months in custody, now we are told that on eight of the ten cases, CBI has said it did not find any material.”

She said, “Counts on which he has been charge-sheeted have come down. If you kept him for 16 days, 16 months or 16 years, now, releasing him without even any protest from the prosecution raises many questions... The Congress has made a mockery of the entire issue,” she added.

Sitharaman said the CBI had a lot of explaining to do in the case. “As per the prevailing law, a person held for custodial enquiry/questioning can only be held so for a maximum of 90 days, after which they have to be let off. In this case Jagan was held for 16 months. Along with Jagan in these cases, several cabinet ministers in the present Congress government are also charge-sheeted.”

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