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Why delay in CBI cases against Jagan, asks SC

Why delay in CBI cases against Jagan, asks SC

The Supreme Court on Monday raised concerns over the delay in the investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the alleged quid pro quo cases filed against YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

A bench comprising Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice Dipankar Dutta directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit an affidavit within four weeks explaining the reasons for the delay. 

The court emphasised the need for a speedy investigation into the matter and has instructed that the investigation be completed as early as possible. It issued the directive stating the importance of expediting the investigation process. 

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing the CBI, informed the court that discharge petitions were contributing to the delays in the investigation.

The bench expressed that the trial should not be postponed for political considerations. Justice Sanjeev Khanna emphasized that the investigation should not be hindered by the influence of political leaders, including the Chief Minister. 

The Supreme Court clarified that it will address matters related to the cancellation of bail and transfer petitions from Telangana to another State as part of the ongoing investigation and adjourned the next hearing to a week which is after August 5.


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