Jagan accused No. 1 in CBI charge-sheet

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed charge sheet against YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy in the alleged illegal assets case, including him as accused No. 1.

The CBI authorities filed its charge sheet against Jagan, his right hand financial advisor V Vijay Sai Reddy and 11 others, including individuals and firms, in the special CBI court in Hyderabad.

Jagan has been charged with offenses under different provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, though there were no charges against him under IPC sections, including cheating, criminal conspiracy and breach of trust etc.

The 68-page charge-sheet charged Jagan with aiding his father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. The charge sheet was supported by 263 documents and 66 witnesses.

Jaganmohan Reddy is accused no. 1, followed by Vijay Sai Reddy and suspended IAS officer B P Acharya and Jagati Publications, which runs Sakshi newspaper, as the co-accused.

Vijay Sai Reddy has been charged with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and under other provisions of IPC. Out of the 13 accused, only Vijay Sai Reddy has been arrested so far and is currently under judicial custody.

The agency had filed a case in 2011 on the directives by the High Court. Jagan’s assets last year totalled Rs 365 crores.