The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the State police not to file the charge-sheet before the lower court concerned until further orders YS Jagan Mohan Reddy attack case.
The court also directed the Centre and the State government to place full details on the issue before it. Making it clear that the petitions filed before it would not be any obstacle to the ongoing SIT probe into the incident, the bench directed the investigating officials to submit their report in a sealed cover on the progress made in the investigation by next date of hearing.
The bench comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice SV Bhatt was passing this order on the petition filed by Jagan seeking probe into the attack on him by any appropriate independent agency not under the control of the AP government. The bench was also dealing with petition filed by YSR Congress, represented by party’s topleaders seeking CBI probe into security lapses at the Visakhapatnam airport where the attack took place. The bench felt the need for a detailed hearing of the petitions.
When the matter came up for hearing, AP Advocate General Dammalapati Srinivas placed the status report of the SIT probe before the court. After perusing the report, the bench raised some questions to clear its doubts on the contents mentioned in it.
Senior counsel CV Mohan Reddy, appearing for Jagan, contended that the statements made by the State Chief Minister and DGP would influence the SIT probe.
–India Legal Bureau