A day before by-elections to 18 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh, the court hearing the disproportionate assets case against YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy extended his judicial remand till June 25.
The Central Bureau of Investigation maintained the heat on the Kadapa MP on Monday, seeking the CBI special court's permission to conduct a narco-analysis test on him.
The agency stated Jagan did not cooperate during seven days of questioning and gave unrelated replies. The court posted the hearing to June 14.
The court handed over copies of the second and third chargesheets in the case to Jagan and seven other accused. Barring Jagan, the others were released on personal bond.
Jagan's mother, YS Vijayalakshmi, who met him on the court premises, accused
the CBI of keeping him away from voters ahead of the by-elections under a political conspiracy. She urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to direct the CBI to "follow the rule book".
Earlier, Jagan, who was arrested on May 27, complained to judge A Pullaiah that Chanchalguda Central Jail authorities had insulted him by bringing him to court in a mini-bus, as if he were an ordinary criminal. "I am the president of a party and an MP. I am facing charges that have not been proved so far."
Jagan, 39, said he would fast in jail if those who had insulted him did not face action. Later, he was taken back to jail in a bullet-proof vehicle.