YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has filed bail petition in the Supreme Court on Monday.
He has filed the petition as his petition in the High Court was rejected. CBI has argued that investigation of the disproportionate assets case against Jagan was in a critical stage and releasing him at this stage would jeopardize the investigation. CBI has also expressed fears that Jagan might influence or intimidate the witnesses. The high court has upheld the contention of the CBI and rejected bail to the Kadapa MP.
Jagan has in his fresh petition, also sought permission to vote in the Presidential election as an MP.
Jagan has said in this petition that he was in the custody of the CBI for five days and cooperated with the agency in its investigation. He has also contended that the CBI could not prove the quid pro quo allegation it made against him. He has assured the court that he would cooperate in the investigation and would not leave the country. He has also said that he was also ready to go anywhere the Enforcement Directorate might ask him to come.
He has explained that as the president of a party he has to fight on people’s problems. He has also contended that all the allegations against him were of political nature. He has also pointed out that CBI was seeking to keep him inside the jail on the plea that he would influence the witnesses and as the agency has been filing charge-sheet after charge-sheet, he was unable to understand how long the agency proposed to keep him in the jail. He has also argued that CBI has failed to prove its allegations that he was trying to influence the witnesses. Expressing fear that he faced life threat in the jail, he sought bail.
Pointing that he has been cooperating with the CBI since the last nine months, he said CBI was violating his fundamental rights by adopting a vindictive attitude. He has also brought it to the notice of the Apex Court that the CBI was leaking vital information to select media.