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DA case: Court dismisses bail plea of Jagan Reddy

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Jun 01, 2012 at 07:53pm IST

Hyderabad: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday dismissed the bail petition of YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy in connection with the disproportionate assets case.

The YSR Congress Chief has been in prison since May 26 in the alleged disproportionate assets case.

The court had on Thursday reserved its orders till Friday on the bail plea. The Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI cases had posted the matter to Friday after hearing arguments from the defence and prosecution.

DA case: Court dismisses bail plea of Jagan Reddy

The YSR Congress Chief has been in prison since May 26 in the alleged disproportionate assets case.

Opposing Jagan's bail plea, CBI senior counsel Ashok Bhan had said, "This is a case of a handful of white-collar criminals who are trying to subvert the constitution."

Refuting to allegation that CBI was acting on the directions of Congress, Bhan had said in the CWG scam a sitting (Congress) MP was arrested while Kanimozhi (DMK MP) belonging to an ally of the UPA was also arrested in an another case and sought to know how could they say CBI acted out of extraneous consideration.

The defence which had earlier requested that the YSR Congress chief be granted bail to enable him to campaign for June 12 by-polls in the state later sought an interim bail for Jagan till June 10 with an understanding that he would surrender himself on June 11.

However, CBI did not agree to it saying Jagan is not a candidate in the elections.

The defence had said that, "The arrest (of Jagan) is malafide and he never interfered with any investigation or influenced any witness at any point of time. The arrest is illegal and liable to be set aside."

Jagan, who was arrested by CBI on May 27 is under judicial remand till June 11 and lodged at the Chanchalguda Central Prison in Hyderabad. The CBI has so far filed three chargesheets against him and others under various provisions of the IPC.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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