Jagan facing charges in three cases, CBI tells SC

The CBI opposed the bail plea of jailed YSR Congress Party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2012, 14:19 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI, opposing bail plea of jailed YSR Congress Party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy, told the Supreme Court on Friday that the chargesheets filed against him were related to three different cases which are still being investigated.

The Central Bureau of Investigation told this to the apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana Prasad Desai during the hearing on the bail plea of Jaganmohan Reddy, or Jagan as the Lok Sabha member from Kadapa constituency is popularly called. The hearing was deferred till later in the month.

The court also quizzed Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Mohan Jain on the exact amount that the CBI has alleged against Jagan in the graft case against him.

After ASG Jain said that the amount involved in the three cases was different, the bench asked him to add up the amount and give the final figure to the court.

Earlier, senior counsel Gopal Subramaniam appearing for Jagan told the court that his client was arrested when he was fully cooperating with the federal investigating agency.

Counsel told the court that the amount alleged against him was initially under Rs 100,000 crore, which later came down to Rs 50,000 crore, and now it is being cited as Rs 20,000 crore.

Taking note that the CBI has filed a bulky 90-page reply opposing Jagan`s bail plea, the court adjourned the matter saying that it would take it up either on September 24 or 28.

Jagan was arrested by the CBI on May 27 on charges of corruption.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court last month rejected the bail plea of the YSR Congress Party leader, expressing fears that he may influence witnesses if allowed to leave jail.

The decision has been challenged in the apex court.

IANS