Disproportionate assets: FIR filed against Jagan

In fresh trouble for YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, the CBI on Wednesday filed an FIR against him in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2011, 23:36 PM IST

Hyderabad: In fresh trouble for YSR Congress
chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, the CBI on Wednesday filed an FIR against
him in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

The agency also filed a petition in the special court
seeking its permission to conduct searches at his premises.

The search operations are expected soon and special teams
have been formed, CBI sources said.

Last week, the Andhra Pradesh High Court had ordered a
thorough inquiry by CBI into the alleged disproportionate
assets of Jagan after registering a criminal case.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Nissar Ahmad
Kakru and Justice Vilas Afzalpurkar had also asked the
investigating agency to inquire into the alleged
irregularities of land allotment to Emaar by the then
Rajasekhara Reddy government and dilution of the stake of
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructural Corporation (APIIC)
in joint venture with Emaar for the development of township on
the city outskirts.

State Handlooms and Textile Minister P Shankar Rao,
three members of main opposition TDP, and a Kadapa-based
lawyer had filed a petition in the court seeing a CBI inquiry
into the companies that had invested in Jagan`s businesses to
allegedly win favours in the form of land allotments and
mining leases from the then government led by Jagan`s father Y
S Rajasekhara Reddy.

PTI