Jagan letter against SC think comes as he faces rising suitable heat
Written by Ananthakrishnan G
, Sreenivas Janyala
| Hyderabad, Unique Delhi |
Updated: October 12, 2020 7: 41: 17 am
Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and Justice N V Ramana
ANDHRA Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s letter alleging impropriety by Justice N V Ramana, a sitting recall to mind the Supreme Court docket and next in line to be Chief Justice, comes when a bench headed by the think is listening to a petition in search of fleet-tracking of pending prison cases against sitting and musty legislators.
Certainly, it turned into once after an show by this bench that complaints against Reddy, in a disproportionate property case, resumed in a CBI Special Court docket in Hyderabad on October 9.
The very next day, Predominant Handbook to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Ajeya Kallam released the CM’s letter to Chief Justice S A Bobde.
The CM final seemed in the CBI Court docket on February 7 and he has filed 11 petitions in search of exemption from inner most appearance citing logistical reasons and his busy agenda.
On October 9, when listening to resumed, Reddy’s counsel G Ashok Reddy sought for virtual listening to of the case. The court has posted the matter to Monday.
The case against the CM goes reduction to August 10, 2011, when the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket directed the CBI to request into allegations of corruption and misappropriation in the gradual Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s authorities in a petition filed by Congress MLA P Shankar Rao.
On August 17, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Bureau of CBI registered an FIR against Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and others underneath IPC Sections 120-B (Prison Conspiracy); 409 (Prison breach of belief); 420 (Cheating); 468 (Falsification of documents); 471 (Using solid documents as real); and Sections 11, 12, 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act.
After seven months of investigation by a CBI multi-disciplinary crew, the agency filed its first chargesheet on March 31, 2012. The 68-page chargesheet named Jagan Mohan Reddy who turned into once MP from Kadapa then, as Accused Number One and alleged that he gathered wealth disproportionate to his identified sources of earnings.
Twelve others, including his confidant V Vijay Sai Reddy, were also named in the chargesheet. The CBI’s important price against Jagan Mohan Reddy turned into once that he influenced his father — when he turned into once CM from 2004 to 2009 — to scenario orders that favoured some inner most companies and participants by granting mining leases or land at low price rates, who, in turn, invested in Jagan Mohan’s agencies in a quid knowledgeable quo arrangement.
The CBI filed 10 extra chargesheets linked to various initiatives and participants who invested in Jagan’s companies, real by which Jagan Mohan Reddy is known as as an accused.
Per the CBI’s findings, the Enforcement Directorate also filed five cases against him. On January 17 this yr, Jagan Mohan Reddy petitioned the CBI court to prolong money laundering cases till the trial in the CBI cases turned into once performed however the court rejected his petition.
The ED argued that its money laundering cases and CBI cases were linked and must always be heard together.
In the interim, in the apex court, the 2016 petition in search of a ban on convicted legislators and particular courts to fleet-tune their cases, filed by lawyer Ashwani Upadhyay, turned into once heard by benches headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi till his retirement in November 2019 after which it turned into once listed sooner than the bench headed by latest Chief Justice S A Bobde who marked it to the bench headed by Justice Ramana.
In November 2017, the apex court bench headed by Justice Gogoi had ordered surroundings up of Special Courts in every tell to prefer a survey at the pending cases. Accordingly, 12 such courts were characteristic up real by the country.
Alternatively, with pendency aloof high and disposal rate gradual, the SC has continued to video display the matter and scenario directions. The court also appointed Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria to support it as amicus curiae in the matter.
The Justice Ramana Bench took up the matter first on March 4, 2020.
On March 5, the SC which had earlier directed the assorted Excessive Courts to furnish basic aspects on pending cases against legislators, requested them to accept as true with one extra fragment of recordsdata — “anticipated time crowning glory of trial in the matter”.
All of the suggestions furnished by the assorted HC’s turned into once subsequently collated by Hansaria and equipped to the SC. The insist identified that there are around 4442 cases at the moment pending against the MPs and MLAs including 2556 against sitting participants’s representatives.
The amicus insist stated that one in every of the reasons for the pendency of the cases turned into once the protect granted by elevated courts.
Taking expose, the Justice Ramana bench, on September 16, requested Excessive Court docket Chief Justices to constitute a Special Bench to video display the growth of trial of these cases and to “forthwith” list all such cases which accept as true with been stayed and think whether the protect might perchance well aloof proceed or no longer.
All eyes are now on how the Supreme Court docket responds to this unparalleled letter from a CM to the CJI. “It can well be lower than accountable for a political celebration from a political podium to observation at this early stage on this letter. I have faith it has been entrusted to what we name the Parens patriae, the guardian of this citadel and it is for him to react. It is no longer acceptable that any of us makes any irresponsible observation at this stage,” stated Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi when requested in regards to the scenario at an AICC press briefing.
📣 The Indian Converse is now on Telegram. Click here to hitch our channel (@indianexpress) and protect updated with the latest headlines
For the total latest India Recordsdata, obtain Indian Converse App.
© The Indian Converse (P) Ltd