The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked CBI to come up with strong grounds for seeking condonation of delay on filing the appeal against the acquittal of Amit Jogi, son of former Chhatishgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, in a 2003 murder case. A bench of Justices J S Khehar and A M Khanwilkar asked Amit Jogi to file a reply in two days on the plea of CBI seeking condonation of delay to file the appeal against the 2007 acquittal order of the trial court in NCP leader Ram Avtar Jaggi muerder case.
“You (CBI) have to come up with strong grounds for condonation of delay to file the appeal before the high court as now he (Amit Jogi) has an acquittal order in his favour. This weighs very heavily on our shoulder,” the bench said. The counsel for CBI said that there was delay of around 1300 days in filing the appeal before the high court and the agency has appropriate grounds to seek condonation of delay.