Supreme Court rejects Jagan’s assets plea

August 24th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a petition by YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court order directing the CBI to probe his assets.

The apex court bench of Justice Balveer Bhandari and Justice Deepak Verma, after a long hearing, declined to interfere with the high court order.

Appearing for Jaganmohan Reddy, senior counsel Mukul Rohtagi said the high court ordered the registration of first information report (FIR) and consequent investigation without giving his client the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report on its preliminary investigation.

The high court, by its Aug 10, 2011 order, had directed the CBI to register a case and investigate the assets of Jaganmohan Reddy and others, who allegedly amassed illegal wealth.

Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, who also appeared for Jaganmohan Reddy, told the apex court that his client was being targetted due to political vendetta.

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