Hyderabad: Seeking a relief from personal appearance before the CBI court here, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy submitted before the Telangana High Court that his appearance on every trial day (Fridays) will derive inconveniences than any reasonable positives.
Senior counsel S. Niranjan Reddy, representing Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Friday argued that his client was holding the post of Chief Minister of a state and if, the directions of the CBI court to be followed, which made it mandatory for Jagan Mohan Reddy (accused number one in 11 cases) to attend trial would impact the state’s administration.
Justice Ujjal Bhuyan was dealing with petitions filed by Jagan Mohn Reddy, challenging the lower court orders.
His counsel said ‘If the Chief Minister comes to the court five days in a month, it will cause inconvenience to security and add to expenditure.’
The counsel submitted that the trial in 11 cases would take years. This would impact his administration.
At this juncture, Justice Ujjal Bhuyan wanted to know how many times the then prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao had appeared before the courts in cases registered against him. After the conclusion of Jagan Mohan Reddy’s arguments, the cases were adjourned to December 6 for the stand of CBI.