Hyderabad, June 3 (IANS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today began questioning jailed YSR Congress Party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy in the illegal assets case.
The questioning began at the officer's mess in the office of director general of prisons, adjoining Chanchalguda Central Jail, where Jagan is lodged since May 28.
The Kadapa MP, emerged from the jail gate around 10.30 a.m. With his trademark smile, he greeted mediapersons with folded hands before the CBI officials led him into the waiting vehicle. Clad in white shirt, he was clean shaven and looked fresh.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court had Saturday sent Jagan to five-day custody of the CBI from June 3 to June 7. As per the direction of the court, the questioning has to be done between 10.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the presence of two lawyers.
The CBI was also directed not to use third-degree methods during the questioning.
The investigating agency grilled Jagan for three days before arresting him on May 27. It, however, told the court that he did not cooperate during the questioning and sought his custody for 10 days.
Jagan will be questioned about the investments made into his companies by various firms, including some based abroad.
The agency believes the investments were made on quid pro quo basis in return for favours doled out by the then government of Jagan's father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.