The Supreme Court Friday dismissed the bail plea of YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in a corruption case and said he would have to remain in jail until the CBI concludes its investigation into all seven cases against him.
A bench led by Justice Aftab Alam also told the CBI, which has already filed four chargesheets in the case, to file a consolidated chargesheet after the investigation. “The contours are much larger... when we say he can move for bail only after the investigation is complete with respect to all cases, we mean that,” the bench said.
Jagan said he was in jail for 120 days and feared the CBI could take years to complete investigations. “Let the court simply dismiss the bail order but not subject it to conclusion of the CBI investigation since it would lead to an extended incarceration. It can take years for the CBI to conclude its investigation. I can’t be denied bail till that time,” he said.
The court, however, was unmoved. Jagan then sought to withdraw the petition so as to escape the court’s conditions but was not allowed.
The CBI had contended that Jagan can’t be granted bail as investigations were still on in all the seven cases against him and would take three to four months more.