HC to decide on Dec 24 on Jagan’s bail

Hyderabad, Dec 20,
2012: The High Court of Andhra Pradesh will deliver its order on Monday on the
statutory bail petition of YSR Congress President Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy
filed the statutory bail petition under section 167 (2) of Cr PC seeking bail
as the CBI had not filed the charge sheets within the stipulated 90 days after
his arrest in the assets case.

Justice B. Seshasayana
Reddy reserved his orders for Monday after hearing the arguments of counsel for
Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy and CBI and examining the affidavits submitted by them.

During his arguments
over the last two days, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s counsel Niranjan Reddy and Padmanabha
Reddy disputed the claim of CBI that his client was arrested in the VANPIC

During the arguments on
Wednesday, CBI informed the court that Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy was arrested in
VANPIC case and investigation in other cases was yet to be completed. “No bail
should therefore be given to him,” CBI counsel argued.

This was quite contrary
to the arguments of CBI counsel who told Justice Samudrala Govindarajulu on
Sept 26 that Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy had no role in the VANPIC case.

Padmanabha Reddy
informed the court that no statutory bail petition was filed in the Supreme
Court by his client earlier under the provisions of section 167(2). “No
arguments took place in the Supreme Court on such a petition. He didn’t file
such a petition as the 90 days’ period had not lapsed when he filed the
petition in the Supreme Court,” he told the court, adding that the CBI counsel
was misleading the court.

Justice Seshasayana
Reddy asked the CBI on Wednesday whether it had informed the Supreme Court the
grounds on which he was arrested and the cases on which the investigation was
yet to be completed.

Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy’s
counsel submitted his arrest memo and remand report to HC in which there was no
mention of VANPIC case and told the Court that CBI was simply misleading the
Court to deny bail to his client. 

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