There are 31 criminal cases pending against YSR Congress party chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on 1st of November dismissed the petition of YSR Congress Party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy seeking exemption from personal attendance before court in alleged disproportionate assets case.
According to the ANI report, CBI argued that Jagan Mohan Reddy had tried to influence witnesses when he was a Parliamentarian Member (MP).
Jagan Reddy, who took over as the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in May 2019, has recently filed the petition seeking exemption from personal attendance citing “constitutional” responsibilities.
The CBI stated that if Jagan Reddy is given exemption he may influence the witnesses.
According to the Affidavit filed by YS Jagan on March 22, 2019 , there are 31 criminal cases pending against him.
Mr. Jagan in the affidavit under the column ‘pending criminal cases’ declared that 31 criminal cases were pending against him with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and different police stations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
In the 11 CBI cases, Mr. Jagan has been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy, forgery, dishonesty, accepting bribe, inducing delivery of property, criminal misconduct, criminal breach of trust, prevention of Corruption and few more crimes.
In 7 ED cases, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s son Mr Jagan has been charged with Money Laundering.
In 13 cases booked in Andhra Pradesh as well as Telangana police stations, Mr. Jagan has been charged with more than 20 different forms of offences recorded in the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In police station of Pulivendula, several cases have been booked under 16 different sections of the Indian Penal Code and other criminal acts.
Different cases have also been booked against YS Jagan Reddy for rioting armed with deadly weapons, criminal intimidation, mischief causing damage to public property, and several other crimes.
Mr. Reddy was arrested by the CBI on illegal assets charges and his Judicial custody was extended repeatedly as the investigation proceeded.
The Supreme Court also dismissed his petition on 4 July 2012, 9 August 2012, and on 13 May 2013.
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