Court issues prisoner on transit warrant against Jagan

Hyderabad: Taking cognisance of the second charge sheet filed in the disproportionate assets case against YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, a CBI court issued a Prisoner on Transit warrant against him here today. The court also issued summons to two other accused to appear before it on June 11.

Principal special court for CBI cases here issued the warrant and summons stating that it had taken into cognisance the second charge sheet filed by the central agency on April 23. The court issued the PT warrant as Jaganmohan is currently lodged in the Chanchalguda Central Prison here after being remanded in judicial custody till June 11. Summons were issued against his financial advisor V Vijay Sai Reddy (second accused in the case and currently out on bail) and Jagati Publications Pvt Ltd (JPPL), owned by the Kadapa MP, who were charged under relevant sections of IPC.

Meanwhile, CBI SP H Venkatesh re-submitted the third charge sheet (in a prescribed format) in the court after it was earlier returned on May 22, wherein, it was noted that the charge sheet was not in tune with the charges mentioned in the FIR of the case. In another development, the court authorities wrote a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the arrest of Jaganmohan Reddy and his subsequent remand.

The CBI has so far filed three charge sheets in the disproportionate assets case (on March 31, April 23 and May 7) against Jagan and others accusing him of getting investments of several crores from various firms into his own businesses as part of quid-pro-quo, when his father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.