The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition of YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy challenging his arrest in a illegal assets case. A Bench of Justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai, however, sought the response of CBI on a separate petition by Mr Jagan, an MP, seeking bail in the matter.
The apex court issued notice to the investigating agency after senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Mr Jagan, submitted that various principles relating to grant of bail set by the Supreme Court had been overlooked by the AP High Court and a CBI court judge while denying him the relief.
In the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed through his counsel Senthil Jagadeesan, the rebel Congress leader had submitted there was “complete and utter misapplication of the principles governing bail jurisprudence by the high court, leading to deprivation of his right to liberty granted by the Constitution”.