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Jagan seeks dismissal of IT dept`s plea

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 23:05

Hyderabad: Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy
on Tuesday sought for dismissal of the Income Tax department’s
petition seeking copies of the documents seized by CBI while
probing corruption allegations against him claiming that the
petition was not maintainable in law.

Referring to the IT department`s petition, the counsel
of Jaganmohan Reddy filed a counter before the special CBI
court and opposed the IT department’s petition saying "no
provision has been cited by the IT department seeking the
documents."

The counsel alleged contents mentioned by the IT
department in the petition are false adding "the contention of
the petitioner that the seized materials are very much
relevant for concluding the assessment of my client
(Jaganmohan Reddy) and his group of companies, which are
pending in the office of IT department, is incorrect and that
there is no basis in this regard."

"My client has not suppressed any material before the
IT department and is cooperating and furnishing all documents
as sought. The IT department has not filed any document to
show my client failed to respond to notices sent by it,"
Jagan`s counsel submitted.

Seeking a direction to CBI to share the material seized
during searches on premises of YSR Congress Chief and the
group of companies owned by him, the Income Tax department
officials of Bangalore and Hyderabad had earlier approached
the Special Court here.

Meanwhile, Gali Janardhana Reddy`s close associate B
Sreeramulu, a former minister from Karnataka, who was also one
of the directors of OMC, today met him at Chanchalguda Central
Prison here.

"I am 100 per cent sure he (Janardhana Reddy) will
come out and I pray God for this," Sreeramulu said.
Sreeramulu, also a mining magnate, had resigned his
Assembly membership (Bellary Rural Assembly seat) over a month
ago, reportedly unhappy over denial of ministerial berth
following his indictment in the Karnataka Lokayukta report on
illegal mining.

Reddy had yesterday said in Bangalore that he would
decide on contesting November 30 Bellary Rural bypoll either
as an independent or as BJP candidate after meeting former
minister G Janardhana Reddy.

Though BJP observers had called on Sreeramulu in
Bellary on Sunday to try to convince him to contest as BJP
candidate, he has not made any commitment on the issue.

The election was necessitated after Sriramulu resigned
from his Assembly membership in August, apparently miffed at
being denied a ministership.

Sriramulu, however, had stated he resigned because his
self-respect suffered a setback after his name figured in the
Lokayukta report on illegal mining.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 23:05
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