Jagan arrest stalled five times
With a chargesheet filed against Jaganmohan Reddy, the Kadapa has taken recourse to a novel way to ward off the arrest. He has been on an Odapru Yatra, officially an exercise to console the families of people who committed suicide following his father’s death in a copter crash, but actually a continuous political jamboree that is taking him across the state for the last one year.
Reports said Jagan would be constantly on tour of Odarpu hereafter and later reside in public places with followers so as to avoid arrests. As a result of the yatra, Jagan is constantly surrounded by a large number of supporters who have been tasked to prevent his arrest. In fact according to information available, the CBI had made five futile attempts to arrest him.
Sources in the Jagan camp say that after the chargesheet was filed on Saturday, Jagan’s managers have instructed more supporters to rush to Guntur where he is presently on the yatra and form a bigger ring around him. Next week Jagan and his entourage will move to West Godavari district in continuation of the yatra. The Kadapa MP has avoided attending the Lok Sabha whose budget session is in progress.
Highly-placed sources said that CBI officials tried to arrest twice Jagan in Hyderabad in January when he was leaving for a private function. Apparently, Jagan got wind of it and suddenly changed his schedule. Again in February and March also CBI’s attempts to arrest him at Shamshabad airport proved futile as Jagan came to know about it and cancelled his tour.
Sources two task force teams are keeping minute to minute track of Jagan’s movements on a 24×7 basis on the direction of Delhi.