Hyderabad: A day after being sent to judicial remand, YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday moved a special CBI court here seeking bail. However, the court posted the matter to May 31 after asking the central agency to file its counter.

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Jagan was arrested by CBI on Sunday in connection with the disproportionate assets case registered against him and was on Monday remanded to judicial custody till June 11. He has been lodged at the Chanchalguda Central Prison here.

The Kadapa MP, who filed the bail plea through his counsel, requested that he be granted bail to enable him to campaign for the June 12 by-polls in the state for his party candidates, who are contesting in 18 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency.

"My client (Jagan) is the lead campaigner in the election campaign on behalf of YSR Congress party and all candidates", Jagan's counsel submitted.

In the bail plea, Jagan asserted the apprehension that he may interfere with any investigation was wholly "mis-founded and incorrect".

"The arrest (of Jagan) is malafide and the petitioner never interfered with any investigation or influenced any witness at any point of time. The arrest is illegal and is liable to be set aside", Jagan's counsel further contended.

He said his client would be available as when required by the investigation agency, if granted bail. In another development, the Andhra Pradesh High Court permitted Jagan's lawyers to file a quash petition on Wednesday challenging the arrest by terming it as "illegal".

The High Court also allowed the CBI to file its petition seeking custody (of Jagan) before it tomorrow. While remanding Jagan to judicial custody till June 11, the CBI court had on Monday dismissed the agency's plea seeking his custody.

Meanwhile, Jagan's mother and MLA Y S Vijaya and his family members (including wife Bharati, sister Sharmila and brother-in-law Anil Kumar), besides his financial adviser and another accused in the case V Vijay Sai Reddy (now out on bail) met the YSR Congress chief in the jail.

After meeting Jagan, his sister Sharmila said, "He is cool and calm. He is a fighter".


The Election Commission is understood to have decided not to intervene in the matter concerning the arrest of YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, whose mother has sought his release in view of the coming bypolls in Andhra Pradesh.

The three-member Election Commission met on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and discussed the letter from Y S Vijayalakshmi, YSR Congress honorary president, seeking a direction from the Commission for her son's release.

Top sources in the EC said the Commission was not in a position to do anything in this regard as the matter was sub- judice and a legal process was on.

The Commission will make clear its position in a communication to Vijayalakshmi, they said.     Jagan was arrested by CBI in a disproportionate assets case on Sunday and was lodged in a Hyderabad jail on Monday after a court remanded him in judicial custory for 14 days.

Against this backdrop, Vijayalakshmi had written to the CEC pleading for his release so that Jagan could campaign in the June 12 bypolls to 18 assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh. The party had also decided yesterday that she would lead the campaign in Jagan's absence.

Urging for conduct of free and fair elections, Vijayalakshmi had said, "I am writing this letter with great hope that you would kindly intervene (in the matter)...

"CBI arrested him (Jagan) on May 27, just 15 days before the by-elections...This is part of a larger conspiracy to deprive his participation in the elections with the sole objective of helping the ruling Congress candidates."


A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials from Delhi has arrived here and will approach a local court for questioning YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy who has been arrested by CBI in a disproportionate assets case.

The team will get in touch with CBI officials probing the case to present its plea in court here for questioning Reddy, ED sources said on Tuesday.

The ED has registered separate cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against the Kadapa MP, arrested by CBI on May 27, his associates and some civil servants, they said.

The Directorate wants to question 39-year-old Reddy, who was sent to a jail here yesterday after being remanded in two weeks of judicial custody by a CBI court, with regard to financial dealings in various firms run by him and other investments he and his companies allegedly made overseas, they said.

The ED team in this regard will comprise officials from Delhi and Hyderabad, the sources said. The Directorate wants to record his statement under PMLA and also confront him with documents gathered by the agency during its probe till now, they said.

The ED has already accessed documents relating to first chargesheet filed by CBI in connection with the disproportionate assets case registered against Reddy, the sources said.


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