Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has filed a discharge petition in the Nampally CBI Court in the Penna Cements case. The Chief Minister pleaded nothing to do with the case and urged the court to remove his name from the chargesheet.
Meanwhile, the CBI has sought some more time to file a counter-petition on Minister Sabita Indra Reddy’s similar discharge petition. She also asked the court to remove her name from the chargesheet. The CBI court has adjourned the hearing on Sabita’s discharge petition to the 22nd of this month.
Penna Cements case is about the undue allotment of land and limestone mines to Penna Cements during YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime. They are also given huge exemptions for raising a 5-star hotel in Banjara Hills. In lieu of these benefits, Penna Pratap Reddy invested 68 Crore in firms belonging to AP CM YS Jagan.
AP’s Revenue Minister, mines minister, revenue secretary, industries secretary between 2004 and 2009 are the accused in this case along with Jagan Mohan Reddy.