New Delhi: Hearing a bail plea moved by YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy who is in custody in a disproportionate asset case, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to CBI.

A bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai sought response of CBI on Reddy’s bail plea. The apex court issued notice to the investigating agency after senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Reddy, submitted that various principles relating to grant of bail set by the Supreme Court had been overlooked by the Andhra Pradesh High Court and a CBI court judge while denying him the relief.

This was the fresh plea by YSR Congress chief who moved it after withdrawing his previous pleas. Jaganmohan Reddy has sought bail alleging that he was being victimised by his rivals for political reasons. To substantiate his claims, Reddy has mentioned in his plea that he was arrested after nine months of filing of the first chargesheet and his arrest was made four days before Andhra Pradesh assembly by-elections.    

(JPN/Agencies)

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