The CBI has sought the special CBI court’s permission to conduct narco analysis test on jailed YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy in a case involving illegal assets.
The CBI court on Monday extended the judicial custory of Jaganmohan Reddy till June 25.
Jagan complains to court about ‘insult’
Appearing before the judge, Jagan said the jail authorities deliberately humiliated him by bringing him to the court in a van meant for transporting regular criminals, in utter disregard to his status as a special class prisoner and an MP.
Jagan also charged that the jail authorities were deliberately not allowing him to meet his family members including his wife and threatened to go on a fast unto death if the jail officials persist with the same attitude. The judge then directed the CBI to find out from the jail authorities as to what the situation was and asked Jagan to submit a written complaint. After he was remanded to judicial custody till June 25, the authorities transported him back in a bullet proof vehicle to Chanchalguda Jail.
In his complaint, Jagan charged the state government with unlawful and vengeful conduct. “Today, when I was required to be produced before the honourable court only with an intention to carry out a political vendetta and to humiliate me, I was deliberately brought in a van used for transporting regular criminals without regard to my status as a special class prisoner and disregarding my status as an MP enjoying Z category security. My security was seriously compromised and contrary to how the other remanded accused have been produced before this honourable court earlier, I was made to come in the van as was not in the case of A2 and others,” he said.
“It is only out of respect for this honourable court and it is only with an intention to appear before on the date given I did not protest or refuse to come in the van though I was aware of the mischief and vendetta being exhibited by the government and authorities,” Jagan said in his complaint.
Bayyaram Mining Lease Cancelled by Govt
The extension of his judicial remand was not the only bad news for Jagan today. A few hours later, the Andhra Pradesh government announced that it was cancelling a lease granted for mining to Mr Reddy’s brother-in-law, Anil Kumar. The deal, signed between the government and his Rakshana Steels, authorised him to mine iron ore over a spread of 1.41 lakh acres.
The CBI, in its three charge sheets filed against Jagan and others, said he and his late father had hatched a conspiracy to defraud the government with Jagan influencing YS Rajasekhara Reddy in doling out certain favours to various investors, who made investments of several crores into Jagan’s businesses (at very high premiums) as a quid-pro-quo basis.