Hyderabad: A special court Tuesday adjourned hearing on YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s bail petition to Thursday in a disproportionate assets case.
The CBI court admitted the bail petition for hearing and directed the CBI to file a counter by the next hearing.
The court had Monday dismissed Jagan’s bail plea while sending the member of parliament to judicial custody till June 11.
The YSR Congress Party leader, in his fresh petition, has sought bail on the ground that he wants to campaign for the party in the by-elections.
By-elections to one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats are scheduled to be held June 12.
Jagan’s lawyers also sought permission from the Andhra Pradesh High Court to file a petition challenging his arrest. With the vacation bench granting permission, the quash petition would be filed Wednesday.
Terming his arrest as illegal, Jagan has alleged that he was arrested only to keep him away from the poll campaign.
In another development, the CBI also sought permission to file a petition seeking Jagan’s custody for 14 days. The investigating agency has moved the high court after the CBI court Monday dismissed its petition.
The CBI arrested Jagan Sunday night after questioning him for three days.