The Principal Special Court for CBI cases on Tuesday rejected yet another bail plea of YSR Congress president and Kadapa MP Y.Ss. Jaganmohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets case against him.
Dismissing the petitioner’s request, Judge U. Durga Prasada Rao observed that he could not be granted bail at the present juncture in the case as investigation into seven other aspects of the case was yet to be completed.
It was one of the grounds for the Supreme Court rejecting the bail plea of Mr. Jagan in October, he noted.
The special court had rejected a bail petition filed under Section 167 (2) of CrPC by Mr. Jagan on November 28 with regard to cases in which investigation was not completed.
It heard separately another petition filed by him under Section 437 of CrPC in cases where investigation was already completed.
The court held that if given bail the petitioner could tamper with evidence and threaten witnesses as investigation in seven other important aspects of the case was yet to be completed.
Besides, the apex court did not specify any time limit for completion of the probe by CBI as contended by the investigating agency.
In his orders on Tuesday, the special judge said the Supreme Court had given paramount importance to the investigation relating to seven issues and that was why completion of investigation was put as a precondition before petitioner even in cases where charge-sheets were filed.
Besides, the Judge held that the Supreme Court order was binding on this court under Article 141 of the Constitution.