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Court issues another warrant to Jagan

A CBI court on Wednesday issued another transit warrant to YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and summoned five other accused to appear before it on 11 June after taking cognisance of the third chargesheet filed by CBI in the disproportionate assets case against him.

The Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI cases took cognisance of the chargesheet filed on 7 May  against Jagan, his financial adviser V Vijay Sai Reddy, Jagati Publications, Ramky Group Chairman A Ayodhya Rami Reddy and group company Ramky Pharma City (India) Limited (RPCIL), which is implementing Pharma City in Visakhapatnam and IAS officer G Venkat Ram Reddy, a former Vice Chairman of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA), while issuing the transit warrant.

In view of Jagan being lodged in Chanchalguda prison here after his arrest on 28 May, the transit warrant was issued to enable jail authorities to produce him before the court. The court had issued a similar warrant to Jagan after taking cognisance of the second chargesheet.

In the third chargesheet, CBI had charged Jagan with conspiring with Vijay Sai to extend benefit to RPCIL by reducing the green belt area in the Pharma City from 250 to 50 meters by prevailing upon his father and late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, to take a decision to that effect. Venkat Ram Reddy, abusing his official position, dishonestly approved the layout of RPCIL in violation of rules and VUDA master plan resulting in wrongful gain of 914 acres of land to RPCIL in Pharma City, which sold the land, the CBI claimed.
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