There are 31 criminal cases pending against YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, according to the affidavit filed by him along with the nomination papers as party candidate for Pulivendula Assembly Constituency in Kadapa district on Friday. He also declared in the same affidavit that he had not been convicted in any criminal case.
Under the column ‘pending criminal cases’ Mr. Jagan declared that 31 criminal cases were pending against him with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and different police stations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
In the 11 CBI cases pending against Mr Jagan, he has been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating, dishonesty, inducing delivery of property, taking gratification (accepting bribe), criminal breach of trust, forgery, criminal misconduct by public servant, prevention of corruption and a few other offences.
In seven ED cases, Mr Jagan has been charged with mostly money laundering.
In 13 cases booked in police stations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Mr. Jagan has been charged with over 20 different types of offences listed in the Indian Penal Code. In Pulivendula police station, cases have been booked under 16 different sections of the Indian Penal Code and other criminal acts.
Cases have been booked against him for rioting armed with deadly weapons, mischief committed after preparation made for causing death or hurt, negligent conduct with respect to explosive substances, wrongful restraint and confinement, criminal intimidation, mischief causing damage to public property, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging of his duty and several other offences.
In one case booked at Saroor Nagar in Hyderabad Mr. Jagan was charged under Section 3 of Prevention of Honour Act, 1971 (Prevention of singing national anthem).