Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has been produced before the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court at Nampally on Monday morning in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.
The YSR Congress party leader, son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, was arrested on Sunday evening after the CBI grilled him for three days over illegal assets case.
Jaganmohan Reddy arrived the special CBI court along with his wife Bharati amidst heavy security on Monday. His anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court on May 25.
The CBI has sought the court for 14-day custody of Jaganmohan.
Security has been beefed up in the vicinity of the court to avoid untoward incidents from the supporters of the YSR Congress leader.
Stray incidents of violence were reported in some places in the state after the Kadapa MP was arrested on Sunday. A few buses were reportedly vandalised at Ibrahimpatnam by the supporters of Reddy. The police also have taken YSR Congress Party leader Ambati Rambabu and several others into custody as a precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, Jaganmohan's mother Vijayamma is sitting on a dharna in front of his son's residence in Hyderabad.
The YSR Congress party has called for a three-day shutdown in Andhra Pradesh starting Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday evening.
Jagan has been booked under the sections 120 B (Criminal Conspiracy) read with 420, 468 (Forgery), 409 (Criminal Breach Of Trust), 477/A (Falsification of Accounts), Prevention of Corruption Act (1980) 13/1 and 13/2.
He was questioned for about eight hours earlier on Friday and seven hours on Saturday in the presence of industrialists Nimmagadda Prasad and senior official KV Brahamandna Reddy, who were arrested earlier in connection with the illegal assets case. He was questioned again on Sunday and arrested later in the evening.
However, Jagan has claimed that he is being targeted by the ruling Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the CBI as by-elections are 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.