Jagan Mohan Reddy walks out of jail after 16 months


Hyderabad: Arms raised in greeting as he repeatedly bowed and waved to the sea of people around him, Jagan Mohan Reddy stepped out of Hyderabad’s Chanchulguda jail at about 4 this evening, after 16 months of imprisonment. (Track LIVE updates)

The crowd broke into an impromptu dance as the 40-year-old YSR Congress chief came out wearing a white shirt with blue stripes and a big smile.  Once he stepped out of the prison gates, he was literally carried to his bullet proof vehicle by supporters.

Then began a slow drive to his residence in Lotus Pond, Jubliee Hills; thousands more lined the route. Security personnel had a tough time keeping crowds away from the young leader, who shook hands with several people. A couple of security men carrying automatic weapons sat atop Jagan Mohan’s SUV while others cleared the way.

A local court granted bail yesterday to Mr Reddy, after the CBI said it has concluded investigations in the case against him; the agency alleges that private firms and individuals invested in Mr Reddy’s companies as a quid pro quo for government favours when his father, YS Rajasekhara Reddy was Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister….

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