HC notice to Jagan, others on PIL alleging corruption

In response to a PIL filed by three TDP leaders, seeking penal action against former Congress MP, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for alleged corruption, Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to him.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 22:38 PM IST

Hyderabad: In response to a PIL filed by
three Telugu Desam Party leaders, seeking penal action against
former Congress MP, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for alleged
corruption, Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to
him, the Union Government and several other respondents.
The petitioners, Yerran Naidu, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and
Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy, have alleged in the affidavit before
the court that Jagan used his late father`s position as the
chief minister to add to his own wealth.

PIL contends that Jagan, in his affidavit before the
Election Commission, and also in the the income tax return
for the year 2003-04, showed annual income of Rs 9,19,951,
which rose to Rs 77.40 crore in 2009. He could not have
increased his wealth through legitimate means, it says.

The division bench of Justices V Eswaraiah and V Suri
Appa Rao today admitted the petition, and issued notices to
Jagan, the Union Government, State Government, Central Bureau
of Investigation, Anti Corruption Bureau and the Assistant
Commissioner of Income Tax, besides various companies
including Jagathi Publications Private Limited, M/s Indira
Television Private Limited, M/s Bharathi Cement Corporation
Limited, M/s Classic Reality Private Limited and M/s Sandur
Power Limited.
The bench directed that the PIL be clubbed with another
petition, by S Shanker Rao, state Cabinet Minister, on the
same issue. Both petitions will come up for hearing in due
course.

PTI