CBI files additional evidence against pharma cos in Jagan's DA case



Hyderabad: CBI on Tuesday filed a supplementary charge sheet against three pharma companies in connection with a case of alleged disproportionate assets involving YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

The 29-page supplementary charge sheet citing eight documents and nine more witnesses was filed in the Principal Special Court for the CBI cases here against Aurobindo Pharma, Hetero Drugs and Trident Life Sciences.

The three companies have already been named accused in the list of 13 in the first charge sheet filed in the Jagan assets case on March 31 last year.

"It (supplementary charge sheet) is an additional evidence containing oral and documentary inputs against the accused and is also based on the reports of Registrar of Companies (ROC) against the accused firms," a CBI official said.

In the first charge sheet filed on March 31 last year against Jagan and 12 others including individuals and firms, CBI had charged them with criminal conspiracy, cheating, falsification of documents, forgery and abuse of official position under relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

The supplementary charge sheet was filed for the same offences as mentioned in the first charge sheet, they said.

Meanwhile, CBI today informed the court that it has completed its investigation in three out of the seven pending aspects in the case and will be filing another charge sheet shortly.

Jagan was arrested by CBI on May 27 last year on corruption charges and has been lodged in Chanchalguda Jail since then.

The CBI has accused Jagan of getting huge investments from various individuals and firms into his businesses as quid-pro-quo for the favours granted by the then government headed by his father and Chief Minister (late) Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

The CBI has so far filed four charge sheets against Jagan and others.

The investigating agency has accused that Jagan and his late father hatched a conspiracy to defraud the state government, wherein Jagan influenced the senior Reddy in doling out certain favours to various stake-holders, who made investments of several crores into Jagan's businesses (at very high premium) as a quid-pro-quo.

PTI