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CBI chargesheets Jagan, 12 aides in assets case

The CBI today filed a chargesheet against YSR Congress party leader Jaganmohan Reddy and 12 others in an illegal assets case. The accused have been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust, the CBI sources said. HT reports.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2012 01:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a charge sheet against YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and a dozen others in the disproportionate assets case.

The Kadapa MP has, however, not been arrested yet.

On the directions of Andhra Pradesh HC, the investigating agency is probing into the wealth acquired by Reddy during 2004-09, when his father YSR Reddy was the CM. The CBI submitted the 68-page charge sheet in the special CBI court at Nampally Criminal Court complex. The accused have been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust, sources said.

While Reddy is the number one accused, Vijay Sai Reddy, the auditor for companies owned by Reddy, is the second accused. The latter was arrested by the CBI on January 2.

The other accused include IAS officer BP Acharya, who is already in jail in the Emaar-APIIC land case.

On August 11, 2011, the Andhra Pradesh HC had found there was a prima facie case against Reddy in floating a number of companies into which investments were made by individuals and corporates, who received favours from the government headed by his father. The CBI registered the case on August 17 and started a probe. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to six Andhra Pradesh ministers and eight IAS officers in connection with the assets case against Reddy. The notices were issued in connection with the 26 government orders issued during the YSR rule allegedly to dole out favours to his son.

First Published: Mar 31, 2012 18:15 IST