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CBI special court reserves verdict on Jagan Mohan Reddy's petition


Published on: October 18, 2019 | Updated on: October 18, 2019

AP Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

Hyderabad: The CBI special court at Hyderabad on Friday reserved its verdict on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy`s plea to exempt his personal appearance before the court for every trial in the cases lodged by CBI related to disproportionate assets case.

 After hearing the contentions of  from  both sides, Jagan and CBI, the court reserved its judgment and it will be pronounced on 1st  November.

In the petition, YS Jagan sought exemption on various grounds stating that he was to perform constitutional duties  as the chief minister and  it will burden the state ex-chequer in attending the court at Hyderabad from Amaravathi.

The Counsel for CBI submitted that  it was almost six years from date of filing of last charge sheet in the case but the trial proceedings are yet to start.

This was an indication that the accused has been able to procrastinate the proceedings on one pretext or other.

Reminding the High Court rejection of Jagan’s plea seeking the exemption of appearance, the counsel argued that Jagan has to file the case before the supreme court, not before the CBI court.