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A Special CBI court on Thursday is expected to deliver its order on YSR Congress chief and Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy's bail plea in connection with the alleged illegal assets case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court will hear Jaga's petition for bail on Thursday after it sentenced him to 14 days judicial custody till June 11 in disproportionate assets case.  

Jagan has moved for bail saying that he wants to go on campaign for his party in the upcoming by-election in Andhra Pradesh. The state will go to polls on June 12 for one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats.

Jagan and his counsels alleged that the CBI has arrested him in order to prevent him from campaigning for the upcoming by-elections and accused the ruling Congress party of conspiring against him.

Jagan has claimed that he is being targeted by the ruling Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the CBI in the wake of by-elections scheduled to take place in the state next month. He added that some political parties are trying to put an end to his political career.

The CBI officials, who grilled Jagan for about 22 hours for three days from May 25, arrested him on last Sunday evening in Hyderabad, arguing that his clarifications on their questions were not satisfactory.

The federal agency also sought 14 days of Jagan's custody for interrogation over his alleged hawala connections and on documents gathered during the investigating process. However, the court refused the CBI's request for interrogation but sent him to judicial custody.

Jagan has been accused in a disproportionate assets case which he claims innocence. He is facing charges of conspiracy for favouring some companies along with his father, the then AP chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.  The beneficiary companies, in turn invested huge money in Jagan's business in a quid-pro-quo agreement.

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