The final verdict of the CBI court on the request of CM YS Jagan for the exemption of personal attendance in the criminal case has come out. The CBI court dismissed the petition for exemption from personal attendance and has issued orders to the Chief Minister to attend the hearing every week in person.
Referring to his responsibilities as the Chief Minister of a newly formed state, Jagan appealed the CBI court to allow his lawyer to attend the hearing every Friday. The court took the final arguments from both sides on October 18. While the Jagan’s lawyer urged the court for exemption as the former has to devote more time to the state pertaining to the state’s circumstances and that it is taking almost 2 days every week.
However, CBI has strongly objected Jagan’s request referring to the delay in the investigation of the case and it would take much longer if the CM is exempted from personal attendance. The court also stated that exempting Jagan might influence the witnesses pertaining to his political and personal power. The CBI court agreed with the lawyers who strongly argued that everyone is equal before the law including the State’s Chief Minister. The court also recalled the High Court dismissal of Jagan’s petition on a similar request in the past.