Be a 'good boy' or face arrest: CBI to Jagan

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Jaganmohan Reddy
Hyderabad, Aug 25: It seems that Supreme court's decision to dismiss Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy's plea against HC order has boosted up the CBI. The CBI on Wednesday, Aug 24 speeded up its investigation into Reddy's illegal disproportionate assets. The CBI also warned that if Jagan fails to turn up after being summoned, he might be arrested.

“As long as he cooperates with the investigations and we are sure that he will not destroy evidence, there is no question of an arrest," said an official.

“Usually the CBI does not arrest those who cooperate with the investigation. We concentrate on collecting evidence and filing strong charge sheets as well as trying the accused in court to get them convicted. In the Obulapuram mining case too we haven"t arrested anyone so far as the accused are co-operating with the investigation," said an official on condition of anonymity.

On Aug 10, the HC had ordered CBI to take action against Jagan after the state Handlooms and Textile Minister P Shankar Rao filed a petition in the court. The petition said that Reddys' fortune jumped from Rs 11 lakh in 2002 to Rs 42,000 crore by 2009 when the then chief minister and Jagan's father YSR Reddy died.

But, Jagan, in order to challenge HC's order, filed an appeal to the Supreme Court against the order of CBI probe. But, SC disappointed Jagan by turning down his plea and declared that it would abide by Andhra Pradesh High Court's decision.

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