Hyderabad: A special court today reserved its orders to December 13 on a petition filed by V Vijaya Sai Reddy, vice-chairman of Jagati Publications and second accused in the assets case of MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, seeking its direction to restrain CBI from "exceeding and crossing the boundary".
Jagati Publication was owned by Jaganmohan Reddy, son of
late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
Reddy`s counsel Umamaheshwar Rao alleged that the line of
investigation adopted by the CBI is far beyond the scope of
enquiry permitted by the high court.
On August 17, the CBI had registered a case against Jagan
on the instructions of Andhra Pradesh High Court for offences
such as cheating, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of
trust under the IPC.
In the FIR, CBI has accused Jagan of "conspiring" with
his father and others to "cheat the Andhra government by
granting favours to many companies".
"The CBI questioned my client over the affairs of the
group of companies prior to May 2004 and is pressurising other
witnesses to give statements against the petitioner with
regard to transactions of the group of companies of Jaganmohan
Reddy," Rao argued.
Sai Reddy has urged the court to issue direction to the
CBI to probe the matter only for period between 2004 and 2009
as per the high court directions.
The CBI counsel contended that it was as part of
investigation only that it was questioning persons allegedly
involved in the case.
Whenever the CBI needs, such persons are summoned for
questioning and the central agency has taken up the
investigation as per the direction by the state high court,
the CBI counsel informed.
Sai Reddy, who is also senior auditor, was not
cooperating with the agency, the CBI argued.