Justice B. Chandra Kumar of the A.P. High Court is likely to hear on Wednesday afternoon, the petitions filed by YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy challenging his arrest and his subsequent custody.
The judge wanted to know from Jagan's counsel whether there were any provisions under the law to grant permission to Jagan to carry on his campaign in by-elections. The judge said without going into merits and facts of the case, the question will specifically be dealt by the court on Wednesday. The petition filed by CBI challenging the decision of the special CBI Court in rejecting its plea to grant police custody of Jagan to interrogate him in disproportionate assets case was also to be tagged along with this petition. The special court of the CBI did not grant custody of Jagan to CBI. It also did not entertain the request of the MP from Kadapa to be set free to facilitate electioneering. Meanwhile, the judge reserved orders in a petition filed by Jagathi Publications and Vijaya Sai Reddy challenging the action of the special court in taking cognizance of the charge-sheet filed by CBI against them. They said that incomplete charge-sheet cannot be entertained by the special court and that too when the investigation was not complete.