DA case: 2nd chargesheet against Jagan Reddy



Hyderabad: The CBI on Monday filed a second chargesheet in the disproportionate assets case against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy even as another accused in the case Vijay Sai Reddy surrendered before a special court here this evening.

The agency also filed a supplementary chargesheet in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the APIIC-Emaar Properties deal naming GV Vijay Raghav, a top executive of Emaar, a real estate developer, and Sunil Reddy, said to be a close aide of Jagan, as accused.

The first chargesheet against Jagan was filed on March 31 in a special CBI court. In the second one, Jagan, Vijay Sai and Jagati Publications Pvt Ltd (JPPL), owned by the YSR Congress leader, were charged under relevant sections of IPC.

In the first chargesheet, Jagan and 12 others, including Vijay Sai, were accused of criminal conspiracy, cheating, falsification of documents, forgery and abuse of official position under relevant sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.

Vijay Sai surrendered before the court at 4.30 pm on the directions of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which had cancelled his bail on April 20. The HC had said his bail plea can be considered by the trial court in accordance with law.

After hearing arguments from both defence and CBI, the special court sent Sai to judicial custody till May 7 and posted for Tuesday hearing on his bail plea.

Sai, a financial advisor of Jagan's companies and family auditor of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister, the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was the first person to be arrested in the case in January. The special court had granted him bail on April 13.

The probe agency has alleged that Jagan, along with his father and Sai, hatched a conspiracy to defraud the Government along with other accused, including suspended IAS officer BP Acharya.

Jagan is accused of amassing illegal wealth and getting investments of crores of rupees into his businesses from several firms as a quid-pro-quo for concessions from the state government when his father was the chief minister.

Meanwhile, the CBI's supplementary charge sheet in the Emaar scam named Sunil Reddy and Vijay Raghav, head of finance, Emaar MGF (South India), who were arrested on January 24 and January 28 respectively, as accused.

On February 1, the agency had filed its first charge sheet against Acharya and 11 others. It accused that Acharya, former CMD of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corp (APIIC), entered into a criminal conspiracy with officials of Emaar Group and unknown public servants to cheat APIIC and secure wrongful gains for Emaar with regard to development of an integrated township project at Gachchibowli here involving construction of villas, apartments and a golf course.

PTI