DA case A special CBI court here released on Friday a request filed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asking exemption from his face as hearings in cases reported to alleged “quid pro quo” ventures into his firms.
The cases relate to purchases made by various companies in Jagan’s firms for different favours supposedly offered on them during the tenure of his father late YS Rajasekhar Reddy as chief minister between 2004 and 2009. Jagan attempted exemption on the ground that as a chief minister, it is not always welcome to appear before the court due to many reasons.
However, the research agency strongly defended the petition alleging his non-appearance in the court would give him undesirable “liberty to do whatever he needs and influence the observer behind the metal wall of political, money & muscle powers”.
DA case Jagan was discharged on bail from the Chanchalguda jail here in September 2013 after being in a penitentiary for 15months following his arrest in May 2012 in related cases. While granting him bail, the special CBI court had placed him not to directly or indirectly induce or influence witnesses. Additionally, he was asked to be present before the court during the steps in the case. The CBI has filed 11 charge sheets, besides supplementary charge sheet in the circumstances.