New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on whether YSR Congress Chief Jaganmohan Reddy should be granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Reddy has been in jail for a year now.

During the hearing last month, a bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam had asked CBI to file an affidavit on the matter by May 6 to explain why Reddy should not be granted bail.

The CBI is investigating the allegation that Jaganmohan received benefits when his father, the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), was the Chief Minister from 2004 to 2009. It took up the case on the orders of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Jaganmohan had moved the Apex Court challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s January 24 order refusing to grant him bail in the case.

Jaganmohan was arrested on May 27, last year by CBI on corruption charges. He is presently under judicial custody and is lodged at the Chanchalguda Central Prison in Hyderabad.

In October last year, the top court had dismissed Reddy’s bail plea in the case.

(JPN/Agencies)

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