CBI misleading courts in Jagan case

Jan 23, 2013: Objecting to CBI’s delaying tactics in completing the probe on
some pretext or the other, YSR Congress Party president Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan
Reddy’s counsel Niranjan Reddy told the AP high court that CBI has been
misleading the courts in his client’s case.

lower courts to the Supreme Court, CBI has been misleading all courts with different
versions willfully to deny bail, he told the court during the course of arguments
on the bail petition of Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday.  

The court
also questioned the stance of the CBI counsel that the agency could not
complete the probe due to lack of cooperation from the Government and that it
wanted more time to complete the investigation as the case was complex.  

After the
daylong hearing, the High Court said it would deliver its orders on the bail
plea on Thursday, Jan 24.  

“How long
will you take to finish the probe? How many years will you take to complete the
investigation?” Justice Seshasayana Reddy asked angrily when the CBI counsel
said it would try to complete the probe as soon as possible. 

When the
court reminded the CBI counsel of his assurance to the Supreme Court that it
would complete the probe in three months, counsel said the assurance was given
in three of the seven items under probe. But it was objected by Jagan Mohan
Reddy’s counsel.  

to the arguments, counsel Niranjan Reddy said that bail could be granted in the
changed circumstances and cited an example. “Can a lower court deny compromise between
two parties if they want to settle the issue amicably even when Supreme Court
rules differently otherwise?” Niranjaan Reddy posed objecting to CBI's stance.  

He said
CBI took more than 10 years to get replies to their Letters of Rogatary in
Bofors case and questioned: “Can we keep accused in jail for years together on
the pretext of non-cooperation from the Government?”  

“It will
take years to complete probe in politically motivated cases too. Is it correct then
to deny bail for accused for years together on such grounds?’ Niranjan Reddy
asked and cited two Supreme court judgments to say that bail can be granted to
accused in changed circumstances. 

The High
Court then said it would deliver its orders on the bail plea on Thursday, Jan



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