Setback to Jagan, ED court dismisses petition seeking exemption from personal appearance

Hyderabad: In a  setback to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, a  Special Court hearing cases booked by  Enforcement Directorate (ED),  dismissed an interim application (IA)  filed by the CM  seeking exemption from his personal appearance. This comes days  before the court is due to  hearing the case filed  against the Jagan.

It may be recalled, that, the CBI Special Court had also dismissed the petition of Jagan seeking exemption from personal court appearance.

Jagan is facing disproportionate assets case booked by the  CBI and money laundering case under  ED’s investigation. Both the  quid-pro-quo and disproportionate assets case were registered against the Jagan  during the  undivided Andhra Pradesh regime,  between 2004 – 2009.

The ED court, on Friday,  pronounced its orders which were reserved by it after the conclusion of the arguments on the application made by the AP CM. During the course of arguments over his application, Jagan urged the court to allow  the representative of Jagati publications to represent him in the case.

However, the counsel representing ED  strongly opposed the plea of Y S Jagan and ordered ‘appearance of the accused of serious frauds and crimes was compulsory’ and added that Jagan should also attend  the case hearing  filed against him on regular basis.

It told the court that Jagan   was also the accused number one in the cases filed by it. Enforcement Directorate  filed five cases against the AP CM on allegations that he had disproportionate assets.  The other accused in the case  YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP Vijaya Sai reddy, Shyam Prasad Reddy of Indu group, Pratap reddy of Penna group and former IAS officer Y. Sri Laxmi  are directed to appear  before the court. 

Meanwhile, a city based  Special CBI Court which is dealing with the other alleged disproportionate assets cases filed against the AP CM , granted exemption to Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy from his personal appearance before it on Friday.

 

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One comment on "Setback to Jagan, ED court dismisses petition seeking exemption from personal appearance"

  • There is an urgent need to look in to lapses-biases in judicial actions and bring out corrections to judiciary preambles. We are seeing some people who are close to judiciary get stay orders irrespective of severerity of the cases and escape from the cutches of judicial probe and punishments. Now though the Supreme Court opened the eyes put a limit of six months, the criminals with money-power with the tacit support of judiciary inventing/finding new ways to dodge the hearings. This is also the case with CBI/ED. Take the simple cases of parliamentarians whose offices were raided joined the ruling party and escaped the clutches of law. Here politics play the controlling power to herass opponents. In fact I wrote an open letter to CJI with a copy to PM but judiciary over played in controlling the power. Also, judiciary rarely completes the case and simply take years but little progress to keep them in people’s eye as bad man “title”. This must change. Will this happen???

    Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

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