DA case: Jagan Reddy's custody extended

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 00:52 hrs

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of YSR Congress Party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy till Oct 9 in connection to a disproportionate assets case.

The court also extended the judicial remand of former minister Mopidevi Venkataramana and senior bureaucrats K K Brahamananda Reddy and Nimmagadda Prasad till Oct 9.

The court, however, allowed Jagan to interact with his family members for 30 minutes.

Jagan´s mother Vijayamma and wife Bharathi were present during the proceedings of the court.

Andhra Pradesh Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao appeared before the court on Tuesday.

The court allowed Rao to leave the court after he deposited a bond of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of the same amount.

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers Manmohan Singh and M Samuel, besides two accused Nimmaggada Prakash and Vijay Sai Reddy, also appeared before the court in connection to the case, reports said.

The CBI named Rao in its fourth chargesheet filed in connection to Jagan´s disproportionate assets case.

Rao was named the fifth accused in the case.

He had submitted his resignation to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy after his name was mentioned in the chargesheet.

However, the Chief Minister has not taken a decision on the matter.

The CBI had arrested Jagan on May 27.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered a CBI probe into Jagan´s wealth on Aug 11, 2011 after Congress leader P Shankar Rao filed a written petition in Nov 2010 seeking it, terming his property as "ill-gotten".

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