Order on Sakshi defreeze petition reserved

The special CBI court on Thursday reserved to May 14 its order on petitions filed by Jagati Publication, Indira Television Ltd and Janani Infrastructure Ltd, owned by YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. The firms challenged CBI’s action to freeze their bank accounts, even as CBI contended that it did it “solely in the interest of the state”. The CBI counsel said, “We are not influenced by anyone. As per the audit report, Rs 1,172 crore is share investment, of which only Rs 249 crore is left as of March 31, 2012 as per the balance sheet. What if this amount is also gone? Hence we had to freeze the accounts.”