Jagan Cases

Andhra Pradesh High Court has granted Regular Bail for Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the Skill Development Case. The court further did not impose any conditions too making Chandrababu free to take up any political activity.

The Bail Judgement Copy has something interesting.

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Urging the court to deny bail, the Additional Advocate General submitted that the Economic offences having deep-rooted conspiracies need to be viewed seriously. He cited the Supreme Court’s statement in Jagan’s cases as a reference.

In Gautam Kundu v. Directorate of Enforcement (2015), the Supreme Court the Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

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“37. xx We are sure that it is not expected at this stage that the guilt of the accused has to be established beyond reasonable doubt through
evidence. We have noted that in Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy v. CBI : (2013) 3 SCC (Cri) 552], this Court has observed that: (SCC p. 449, para
34)

“34. … The economic offences having deep-rooted conspiracies and involving huge loss of public funds need to be viewed seriously  and  considered  as  grave  offences  affecting the economy of the country as a whole and thereby posing a serious threat to the financial health of the country.”

The AAG representing Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Government himself is citing the Chief Minister’s disproportionate assets cases as an example of a serious economic offence. The AAG himself ratified that Jagan’s cases have become a reference to such cases.

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Meanwhile, the CID is contemplating to move the Supreme Court against the Bail granted to Chandrababu Naidu.