The petitioner -- T Ranga Rao, an advocate by profession, had filed to petition seeking the high court to control the investigating team which has been probing Jagan's DA case.There was no reason for the court to intervene in the investigations, claimed the court while dismissing the petition.
Citing the Supreme Court's role in investigation in 2G Spectrum scam, the petitioner moved the high court alleging that the investigations were going on in a partial manner.
The special CBI court recently extended the judicial remand of Jagan, former Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad, IRAS officer KV Brahmananda Reddy (all accused in Vanpic aspect of Jagan assets case) after they were produced before it through video-conference from Chanchalguda Central Prison where they are currently lodged.
Andhra Pradesh Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, also an accused in the case, appeared before the Principal Special Court for the CBI cases. Jagan was arrested by CBI on May 27 in 2012 on corruption charges and has been lodged in Chanchalguda Jail since then.
Jagan has been accused of getting huge investments from various individuals and firms into his businesses as quid-pro-quo for the favours granted by the then government headed by his father and chief minister (late) YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Four charge-sheets have been filed by the CBI so far against Jagan and others. In its allegations, the CBI claimed Jagan and his late father hatched a conspiracy to defraud the state government, wherein Jagan influenced the senior Reddy in doling out certain favours to various stake-holders, who made investments of several crores into Jagan's businesses (at very high premium) as a quid-pro-quo.