CBI serves summons on Jaganmohan Reddy

Last Updated: Mon, May 14, 2012 07:40 hrs

Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday served summons on YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy which was issued by a court last week seeking his appearance in an alleged illegal assets case.

A team of CBI officials met the member of parliament and served summons at his house in Yemmiganur town of Kurnool district, around 300 km from here, where he was campaigning for the next month's by-elections.

The son of late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has been directed to appear in person or through his lawyer before the principal special judge for CBI cases in Hyderabad at 10.30 a.m. on May 28 to answer charges against him.

Jagan, a legislator of Kadapa, which is more than 400 km from here, recently told a television channel that he would make a personal appearance in the court.

Summons were also issued to 11 other accused by the CBI court, which last week took cognizance of the first charge sheet filed against them on March 31.

The court has also issued summons on managing directors Srinivasa Reddy (Hetero Drugs), Nityananda Reddy (Aurobindo Pharma), Sarat Chandra Reddy (Trident life Sciences), senior IAS officer B.P. Acharya, AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation's former officer Y. Vijayalakshmi, former Company Secretary of Aurobindo Pharma Chandramouli.

IAS officer Acharya is already in judicial custody in Emaar-APIIC township case.

Representatives of Jagati Publications owned by Jagan, Hetero, Aurobindo and Trident Life Sciences have also been asked to appear in the court on May 28. Jagan's auditor Vijayasai Reddy, who was released on bail on April 30, was not issued summon as he has been attending the court proceedings regularly.

The CBI had filed second chargesheet against Jagan and others on April 23 and the third on May 7.

The federal agency had booked a case against Jagan and 72 others in August 2011 on the direction of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

The young leader is accused of conspiring with his father and then chief minister Rajasekhara Reddy to dole out favours to companies which invested in his businesses in a quid pro quo arrangement.

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