CBI gets Jagan custody

It looks like lady luck is not favouring YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy these days. Even as he was denied bail by the Central Bureau of Investigation court in connection with the alleged illegal assets case, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday set aside his quash petition and allowed the CBI to take him into custody for five days for questioning.

Justice Chandra Kumar delivered the judgement at around 3.30 pm. He stated that the arrest of Jagan was totally legal and so, there was no need to entertain Jagan’s petition declaring it as illegal. The court ordered that the CBI could interrogate Jagan between 10 am and 5 pm every day for five days, from June 3 to 7 in the presence of his lawyers.

With this, Jagan has exhausted all the legal options to get out of the jail and campaign in the by-elections. However, Jagan is looking for the people’s verdict in the court of ballot, rather than the judicial court. He hopes his party would get more political mileage if he remains in jail. The real verdict would be out on June 15.