Hyderabad, July 13: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun questioning YSR Congress Party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy in connection with the disproportionate assets case.
A team of ED officials from Delhi and Hyderabad has reached Chanchalguda Jail earlier today to record his statement in connection with the case.
The officials are questioning Reddy in the presence of his advocate at the Jail premises.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court had earlier rejected Jagan’s plea for bail in connection with disproportionate assets case.
The High Court said that it agreed with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) contention that Reddy was not eligible for bail in connection with the case.
Jagan’s mother Vijayamma had earlier met the CVC and the Prime Minister in her efforts to defend her son.
In a letter submitted to the Prime Minster, Vijayamma alleged harassment of Jagan by the CBI. The letter also accused CBI Joint Director Lakshminarayana of “having an ulterior motive behind the YSR chief’s arrest.
“The functioning of the CBI and its Joint Director Lakshminarayana is giving room for doubt over the very intention of the premier investigating agency in handling the case,” the letter stated.
Jagan was arrested by the CBI on May 27. The High Court on July 4 dismissed his bail petition. (ANI)