Nampally CBI court gave a big blow to AP CM YS Jagan. Court dismissed his plea to exempt him from personal appearance before the court during the hearings of the alleged illegal assets cases. Mr Jagan is accused in 11 CBI cases charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating, dishonesty, inducing delivery of property, taking gratification (accepting bribes), criminal breach of trust, forgery, criminal misconduct by public servant, prevention of corruption and a few other offences. He is on bail since 2013 and became the CM of AP in 2019 general elections.
Soon after that, he stopped appearing in front of CBI court every friday with week-by-week exemption. On the same, Jagan filed a petition to exempt him from personal appearance for weekly proceedings, since he is holding a constitutional post. “When Mr. Jagan was in jail for 16 months, he tried to threaten the witnesses and now being the CM he will have more liberty to influence the witnesses behind the iron wall of political, money and muscle power and so he cannot be exempted” said the CBI.
The court reserved its order on 18th Oct and pronounced it today that “Petitioner has to appear before the court every friday. In all 11 charge sheets, the petitioner stands accused in his individual capacity and as representative of his privately-owned companies and therefore should attend the court as such. Any reference to the revenue and financial conditions of the govt of Andhra Pradesh is only an attempt to deviate the attention of court from the real issues and therefore cannot be given any credence”. And today, MP Vijayasaireddy, IAS Srilakshmi and VD Rajagopal accused along with Jagan attended the hearing in CBI court.