Friday, October 13, 2017
The CBI and Enforcement Directorate that are investigating the quid-pro investments and money laundering cases against Jagan Mohan Reddy have strongly opposed the latter’s plea who sought exemption from personal appearance before the CBI court from November 2, 2017 to May 2, 2018.
Jagan Mohan Reddy filed a petition last week seeking personal exemption before the court during the period since he would be undertaking a ‘padayatra’ across the State to learn problems being faced by the people and it would be difficult for him to turn up personally for every hearing during the period.
It may be recalled that Jagan has announced his 3,000 km padayatra covering all the districts from November 2 and to take his ‘Navaratna’ promises announced earlier.
CBI in his counter reportedly contended that that exemption from the personal appearance of the accused in the cases would hamper the trial. The court adjourned the matter to October 20. Meanwhile, YSRCP MP V.Vijai Sai Reddy and other accused appeared before the court and marked their presence as part of the regular hearing.