Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was knowledgeable concerning the dying of his uncle and former minister YS Vivekananda Reddy a lot earlier than the information grew to become public, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) advised a courtroom on Friday.
The probe company made the revelations in an affidavit earlier than the Telangana Excessive Courtroom in response to an anticipatory bail petition filed by Kadapa MP YS Avinash Reddy who has been named an accused within the case.
Avinash Reddy’s father Bhaskar Reddy, who was arrested in reference to the case final month, was shifted to a hospital this morning.
The CBI has mentioned in its affidavit that Avinash Reddy had been lively on WhatsApp and had exchanged voice calls earlier than the homicide, between 00:27 am To 1:10 am on March 15, 2019.
The probe company said that additional investigation into the “bigger conspiracy” side revealed that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had been knowledgeable concerning the dying within the early hours of March 15, 2019, a lot earlier than the details about the dying by MV Krishna Reddy’s private assistant was revealed at round 6:15 am.
“Since Avinash Reddy was lively earlier than and after the fee of homicide, his position in informing concerning the dying of YS Vivekananda Reddy to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is to be investigated,” the probe company advised the courtroom.
The CBI has not talked about some other suspicion or vital side concerning the position of the current Chief Minister within the case
“Investigation has already established that the 4 assailants accused who executed the homicide of YS Vivekananda Reddy within the intervening night time of 14/15-03-2019 had trespassers in the home round 01:30 am on 15-03-2019. Additional location of cell phone of the assailant, specifically Y Sunil Yadav (A-2) was discovered inside the home of YS Avinash Reddy/ (and his father) YS Bhaskar Reddy earlier than and after the fee of homicide. The IPDR evaluation has additional revealed that YS Avinash Reddy had WhatsApp conversations from 4:11 am onwards on 15-03-2019,” the affidavit mentioned.
The event comes at a time when Jagan Reddy is in Delhi to attend Niti Aayog assembly and the inauguration of the brand new parliament constructing tomorrow.
Vivekananda Reddy, one of many brothers of the late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was discovered murdered at his residence within the early hours of March 15, 2019, weeks earlier than the Meeting elections within the state.
The homicide case was initially probed by a Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) of the state CID however was handed over to the CBI in July 2020.
The CBI had filed a cost sheet within the homicide case on October 26, 2021 and adopted it up with a supplementary cost sheet on January 31, 2022.