On May 31, the Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI cases heard arguments from the defence and prosecution. The defence sought an interim bail for Jagan till Jun 10 with an understanding that he would surrender himself on June 11.
The defence also argued that "The arrest (of Jagan) is malafide and he never interfered with any investigation or influenced any witness at any point of time. The arrest is illegal and liable to be set aside."
However, the CBI senior counsel Ashok Bhan pointed out that Jagan is not a candidate in the upcoming elections. Opposing the bail plea, Bhan said, "This is a case of a handful of white-collar criminals who are trying to subvert the constitution."
Jagan, who was arrested by CBI on May 27 is under judicial remand till June 11 and lodged at the Chanchalguda Central Prison in Hyderabad. The CBI has so far filed three chargesheets against him and others under various provisions of the IPC.