YSR Congress chief and Kadapa MP, Jaganmohan Reddy, Friday reached the CBI Headquarters in Hyderabad for an inquiry in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him.
Jagan reached the CBI office at around 10:45 am in a black SUV, after the Andhra Pradesh High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea on Thursday. He greeted hundreds of his supporters who had gathered to show their support.
The Andhra Pradesh police department officials have beefed up the security measures across the state amid strong speculations that Jagan's supporters may take to violence in case the CBI arrests him following the investigation.
Noting Jagan's mass political influence and popularity, the police officials fear that his supporters may go on the rampage if he gets arrested and this could badly affect the law and order situation in the state.
Section 144 has been put in place across the state till May 29 restricting five or more people gathering on streets. Meanwhile, all the checking points have been put on alert; officials are checking vehicles and people at all entry points of the state.
Jagan has been accused in a disproportionate assets case, in which he claims innocence. He is facing charges of conspiracy for favouring some companies along with his father, the then Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. The beneficiary companies, in turn, invested huge money into Jagan's business in a quid-pro-quo agreement.
Jagan alleged that he is being targeted by the ruling Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the CBI.
"I am being targeted by the ruling Congress, which has colluded with other political parties and the CBI to implicate me in false cases," Jagan told reporters.
After the death of his father, one of the most popular political leader and a Congressman, Jagan severed ties with the Congress party following a dispute and floated his own political outfit named after his father.