Armed with the court order, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today handed over the summons to YSR Congress Party President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for questioning him in the disproportionate assets case against him. The ED sleuths arrived at the jail and personally handed over the summons to Mr Jagan who is the accused one in the case. Sources said Jagan’s mother Y S Vijayamma and his wife Bharati were at Chanchalguda Jail when thesummons was handed over to Mr Jagan.
On July 6, the Principal Special CBI Court had permitted the ED to question the Kadapa MP in the jail from July 7 to 21 from 1000 hours to 1700 hours in the presence of his lawyer. Though the ED wanted to handover the summons to Mr Jagan on Saturday itself, it had not happened.
Mr Jagan was presently under Judicial custody after his remand was extended by the court till July 18.
The Judge also directed the ED to question the Kadapa MP in his capacity as the director of Jagathi Publications. The CBI’s charge was that Mr Jagan had allegedly violated the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and Foreign ExchangeManagement Act (FEMA) while allegedly accumulating his assets. The ED is expected to grill Mr Jagan on the charges incorporated by the CBI in the three chargesheets filed in the CBI court and on the investments pumped into his companies.
Mr Jagan had also contended that he was no longer the Director of Jagathi Publications Limited in which the CBI had alleged that firms and individuals had invested funds in return of providing lands to it in the late former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime. Mr Reddy was the father of Mr Jagan. The ED had already questioned nine accused involved in the Jagan’s illegal assets case, Emaar Case and Illegal mining case from June 24-26 in the Chanchalguda Jail.