Hear CBI cases first, CM Jagan attorney urges special court

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday urged the CBI special court in Hyderabad to first hear cases filed by Central Bureau of Investigation against him for charges of disproportionate assets case and alleged quid pro quo investments in Jagathi Group of Companies.

CM Jagan’s counsel S. Niranjan Reddy, referring to disposal of cases filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in 2G scam issue after cases filed by CBI had failed to prove the scam, reminded the court that the ED has filed cases only based on CBI charges against his client.

If CBI fails to establish the case against his client, then, automatically, ED cases will turn infructuous, the counsel pointed out. He thus requested the court to first hear cases filed by CBI, rather than conducting the trial at the same time on cases filed by both CBI and ED.

In support of his arguments, the counsel referred to the case of 2G scam. The ED cases filed in that case were closed after the trial court had acquitted the accused in cases filed by the CBI.



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