Jagan letter in opposition to SC judge comes as he faces rising just heat
Written by Ananthakrishnan G
, Sreenivas Janyala
| Hyderabad, New Delhi |
Up so a ways: 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 judge of the Supreme Court and next in line to be Chief Justice, comes when a bench headed by the judge is hearing a petition looking out out out rapid-monitoring of pending prison cases in opposition to sitting and used legislators.
Certainly, it used to be after an expose by this bench that proceedings in opposition to Reddy, in a disproportionate property case, resumed in a CBI Particular Court in Hyderabad on October 9.
The very next day, Predominant E book to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Ajeya Kallam released the CM’s letter to Chief Justice S A Bobde.
The CM final looked in the CBI Court on February 7 and he has filed 11 petitions looking out out out exemption from personal look citing logistical causes and his busy agenda.
On October 9, when hearing resumed, Reddy’s counsel G Ashok Reddy looked for digital hearing of the case. The court docket has posted the matter to Monday.
The case in opposition to the CM goes aid to August 10, 2011, when the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court directed the CBI to demand into allegations of corruption and misappropriation in the late Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s government in a petition filed by Congress MLA P Shankar Rao.
On August 17, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Bureau of CBI registered an FIR in opposition to Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and others below IPC Sections 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy); 409 (Criminal breach of belief); 420 (Cheating); 468 (Falsification of paperwork); 471 (Using solid paperwork as loyal); and Sections 11, 12, 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act.
After seven months of investigation by a CBI multi-disciplinary group, the agency filed its first chargesheet on March 31, 2012. The 68-web page chargesheet named Jagan Mohan Reddy who used to be MP from Kadapa then, as Accused Quantity One and alleged that he accumulated wealth disproportionate to his identified sources of earnings.
Twelve others, along side his confidant V Vijay Sai Reddy, were additionally named in the chargesheet. The CBI’s predominant trace in opposition to Jagan Mohan Reddy used to be that he influenced his father — when he used to be CM from 2004 to 2009 — to sing orders that favoured some personal companies and folks by granting mining leases or land at low trace charges, who, in flip, invested in Jagan Mohan’s agencies in a quid pro quo association.
The CBI filed 10 extra chargesheets linked to assorted projects and folks who invested in Jagan’s companies, in which Jagan Mohan Reddy is known as as an accused.
In step with the CBI’s findings, the Enforcement Directorate additionally filed 5 cases in opposition to him. On January 17 this year, Jagan Mohan Reddy petitioned the CBI court docket to prolong money laundering cases unless the trial in the CBI cases used to be accomplished however the court docket rejected his petition.
The ED argued that its money laundering cases and CBI cases were linked and desires to be heard collectively.
Within the intervening time, in the apex court docket, the 2016 petition looking out out out a ban on convicted legislators and particular courts to rapid-song their cases, filed by prison expert Ashwani Upadhyay, used to be heard by benches headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi till his retirement in November 2019 after which it used to be listed earlier than the bench headed by recent Chief Justice S A Bobde who marked it to the bench headed by Justice Ramana.
In November 2017, the apex court docket bench headed by Justice Gogoi had ordered constructing of Particular Courts in every tell to try the pending cases. Accordingly, 12 such courts were assign up across the country.
Then again, with pendency peaceable excessive and disposal rate slack, the SC has persevered to video display the matter and sing directions. The court docket additionally appointed Senior Recommend Vijay Hansaria to aid 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 many Excessive Courts to furnish miniature print on pending cases in opposition to legislators, asked them to present one extra portion of details — “anticipated time finishing touch of trial in the matter”.
Your complete details furnished by the somewhat about a HC’s used to be subsequently collated by Hansaria and presented to the SC. The sage identified that there are round 4442 cases currently pending in opposition to the MPs and MLAs along side 2556 in opposition to sitting folks’s representatives.
The amicus sage said that one amongst the causes for the pendency of the cases used to be the cease granted by bigger courts.
Taking masks, the Justice Ramana bench, on September 16, asked Excessive Court Chief Justices to constitute a Particular Bench to video display the growth of trial of those cases and to “forthwith” listing all such cases which were stayed and judge whether the cease must peaceable continue or no longer.
All eyes are now on how the Supreme Court responds to this unheard of letter from a CM to the CJI. “It would be decrease than responsible for a political birthday celebration from a political podium to comment at this early stage on this letter. I mediate it has been entrusted to what we name the Parens patriae, the guardian of this castle and it’s for him to react. It’s a ways rarely acceptable that any of us makes any irresponsible comment at this stage,” said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi when asked about the sing at an AICC press briefing.
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