DA case: Jagan Reddy's remand extended

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 13:13 hrs
DA case: Jagan Reddy's remand extended

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday extended the judicial remand of YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy till May 13 in connection to a disproportionate assets case.

Jagan and his co-accused - former minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, industrialist Nimmagadda Prasada and senior bureaucrat KV Brahmananda Reddy - were produced before the court through video-conferencing. They are currently lodged at the Chanchalguda Central Prison in Hyderabad.

Another accused Andhra Pradesh minister Dhramana Prasad Rao appeared before the court in person.

Earlier the same day, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the CBI and sought its response on Jagan´s bail petition.

The SC directed the CBI to file its response in the apex court by May 6.

Jagan earlier moved the Supreme Court as he challenged the Andhra Pradesh High Court´s Jan 24 order where it dismissed his bail petition in connection to the case.

The CBI had arrested Jagan on May 27, 2012.

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".

Jagan´s father YSR Reddy, who was a Congress strongman and chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in a helicopter crash in 2009.

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