Jagan case: Andhra minister fifth accused

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 12:43 hrs

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named Andhra Pradesh Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao in its fourth chargesheet filed in connection to YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's disproportionate assets case, media reports said on Monday.

Rao has been named the fifth accused in the case.

The CBI in May filed the third supplementary chargesheet against Jagan in a special CBI court.

The probe agency earlier filed two other chargesheets in connection to the case.

The Supreme Court on August 9 dismissed Jagan´s petition challenging his arrest in the disproportionate assets case.

The court bench comprised of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai also issued notice to the CBI on a separate plea by Jagan for his bail in the case.

Jagan had challenged the denial of bail to him by the Andhra Pradesh High Court earlier this year.

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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