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CBI wants Jaganmohan’s bail cancelled for influencing witness in assets case

The CBI referred to a recent interview by former Andhra Pradesh chief secretary K Ramakanth Reddy to Sakshi Telugu television channel, promoted by Jagan’s family. The official is said to have made some critical comments against the functioning of the CBI in Jagan’s case.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2017 20:21 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
YS Jaganmohan Reddy
The CBI has alleged that YS Jaganmohan Reddy amassed huge wealth misusing the office of his late father, YS Rajasekhar Redddy, when he was the Andhra Pradesh chief minister.(HT Photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a petition before the special CBI court in Hyderabad seeking cancellation of bail granted to YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy in an alleged disproportionate assets case.

In its petition, the premier investigation agency said Jagan tried to influence a key witness in the case.

The CBI is learnt to have referred to a recent interview given by former Andhra Pradesh chief secretary K Ramakanth Reddy to Sakshi Telugu television channel, promoted by Jagan’s family. The official is said to have made some critical comments against the functioning of the CBI in Jagan’s case.

The CBI court posted the matter for further hearing on April 7 and asked Jagan to file his counter by then.

The CBI had arrested Jagan on May 27, 2012, and filed 11 chargesheets against the party chief and others in the case.

The probe agency said that various companies and individuals had made huge investments in Jagan’s business empire when his father YS Rajasekhar Redddy was the chief minister.

These investments were part of the quid pro quo deal with the government for granting favours to the companies in the form of land allotments, granting of licences etc. Thus, Jagan had amassed huge wealth misusing the office of his late father, the CBI alleged.

The YSR Congress Party president was released on bail from Chanchalguda jail on September 25, 2013, nearly 16 months after his arrest.