Hyderabad: Hearing on the petition moved by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy seeking exemption from personal appearance in the ongoing proceedings related to disproportionate assets case filed by CBI against him has been adjourned to September 20th. The Special CBI Court in Hyderabad could not take up the matter due to the continuing boycott of work by advocates in Telangana protesting the transfer of Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar from Telangana High Court to Punjab & Haryana High Court.
The Chief Minister had moved a petition under Sec. 205 Cr.P.C. on Thursday citing various grounds for seeking the exemption, including that his frequent visits to Hyderabad to appear in the court would derail administration in Andhra Pradesh. He, therefore, sought permission to allow his advocate Ashok Reddy to represent him. This petition would now be decided by the judge on September 20th.
Meanwhile, the other accused in the case, Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy, senior IAS officer Y. Srilakshmi, industrialists Penna Pratap Reddy, Indu Shyam Prasad Reddy and others attended Friday’s hearing in Special CBI Court.