Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, President YSR Congress party moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Andhra Pradesh High Court order for a preliminary probe by CBI into alleged disproportionate assets accumulated by him.
The petition was filed by Jaganmohan Reddy, Nimmagadda Prasad of Matrix and Y V Subba Reddy on behalf of Bharati Cements stating that the AP high court has ordered the CBI to conduct a preliminary probe without even hearing them properly and it is violating their fundamental rights. It also contended that the High Court did not have the jurisdiction to order a preliminary CBI probe on a ‘politically motivated’ petition. It stated that the HC order was ‘illegal’ ‘erroneous’ and “unsustainable’ and deserves to be quashed.
The AP High Court had passed the order on July 12 on the petition filed by Andhra Pradesh Textiles Minister P. Shankar Rao accusing Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy of amassing huge wealth using his late father’s position as chief minister.
The High Court had said it will decide on the issue of a full-fledged inquiry based after the preliminary report from CBI.