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Jagan misguided court while seeking bail in assets case: CBI

Hyderabad: CBI, probing the corruption charges against jailed YSR Congress leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, accused him of misguiding a special court here while seeking bail "by giving a different interpretation of the apex court's order".

Earlier on 5 October, the special CBI court had dismissed his bail plea.

Opposing the fresh bail applications of Jagan, CBI Deputy Legal Advisor Balla Ravindranath argued before the Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases that the petitioner (Jagan) was not entitled to get any relief at this stage in view of the Supreme Court order, which upheld the submissions of the central agency that the investigations were still on in connection with seven matters related to the case.

The apex court, while dismissing Jagan's bail petition had directed that the petitioner was open to renew his bail before the trial court "on completion of the investigation by the CBI on the seven matters," Ravindranath pointed out.

Jagan Reddy in this file photo PTI

"The petitioner is misguiding this court regarding the grant of bail despite clear orders of the Supreme Court," the CBI DLA contended and further submitted that in view of the orders passed by the Supreme Court on 5 October, "the accused cannot give a different interpretation of the order" and the bail petitions filed by Jagan are not maintainable in law and liable to be dismissed.

The Kadapa MP, presently under judicial remand and lodged in the Chanchalguda Central Prison here since his arrest on 27 May by the CBI on corruption charges, had on 16 November, filed two separate petitions in the court seeking bail.

PTI