Andhra HC adjourns Jagan case for Tuesday

Andhra HC adjourns Jagan case for Tuesday

Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday submitted to the Andhra Pradesh high court the final version of a preliminary report prepared after an inquiry into the assets of Kadapa member of Parliament (MP) and Congress party rebel YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

The agency had on Wednesday sought additional time from the court to continue its preliminary probe of companies that have invested in Reddy’s business empire, which includes interests in media and cement.

When the case came up on Monday evening, the bench comprising chief justice Nissar Ahmed Kakru and justice Vilas V. Afzulpurkar adjourned the hearing for Tuesday. The chief justice told the court that the CBI had submitted the final preliminary report by deadline.

The report is aimed at determining if a case exists for a full investigation of allegations by Reddy’s critics that he amassed wealth disproportionate to his income during the 2004-09 term of his father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. The senior Reddy died in a helicopter crash in September 2009.