Jagan aide Vijay seeks special status in prison

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 23:05

Hyderabad: The Vice chairman of Jagati Publications Pvt Ltd (JPPL) V Vijay Sai Reddy, arrested by CBI in connection with alleged disproportionate assets case of Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Thursday moved a local court seeking special class prisoner status.
Vijay Sai, presently under the CBI custody and lodged
at the Chanchalguda Central Prison here, filed a petition in
this regard through his counsel in the Special Court for CBI
cases and sought the necessary direction to the jail
authorities.

He stated in his petition stated that he is entitled for
the status of a special class undertrial prisoner under the AP
Prison Rules as he is highly educated and also an Income Tax
assesse having paid an income tax of over Rs 5 lakh and
habituated to superior mode of living.

The court posted the matter for further hearing to
January 10.

Meanwhile, the CBI which arrested Vijay Sai on Monday
began his questioning from today after the court yesterday
sent him in the central agency`s custody till January 9.
The court had directed the CBI to interrogate him
between 10 am and 5 pm daily till January 9 and leave him in
Chanchalguda central jail after the questioning. He was
earlier remanded in judicial custody till January 17.

The CBI had yesterday informed the court that Vijay
Sai, also the financial advisor of Jagan, was kingpin behind
the conspiracy in accommodating the ill-gotten money by
floating fictitious firms.

The CBI in its FIR against Jaganmohan Reddy and 73
others including Vijay Sai alleged that various investors who
are beneficiaries of public properties, licences among others
invested in the companies promoted by Jagan at very high
premiums as a quid-pro-quo to the favours doled out by the
former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhar Reddy
under his son`s (Jagan`s) influence.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 23:05

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