A special court in Hyderabad will today decide on the bail plea filed by YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy, who is currently in judicial custody in connection with a Disproportionate Assets case. The bail plea first came up for hearing on Thursday, but the court deferred its decision on his bail plea till today.
The same court had dismissed Jagan’s bail plea earlier this week, and sent him to judicial custody till 11 June. Opposing his bail plea earlier this week, the CBI said that Jagan was the number one accused in the disproportionate assets case, involving the pilfering of public money, and added that if released on bail, he could tamper with evidence and influence witnesses.
The agency also said Jagan was not contesting by-elections, and hence his presence was not required for campaigning.
Meanwhile Jagan says that the CBI stand is influenced by the ruling Congress party to prevent him from campaigning in crucial by-polls in the state.
Following his arrest, Jagan’s mother Vijayamma hit the campaign trail on behalf of the YSR Congress Party. She has alleged that there is a conspiracy to defame him and demanded that the Centre and state government clarify doubts over the death of her husband YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Jagan is currently lodged in Hyderabad’s Chanchalguda jail and will have to stay there till 11 June if he is not granted bail.