Published On: Fri, Mar 25th, 2016

High Court stays trial proceedings against IAS officer

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court stayed trial proceedings against IAS officer in the YS Jaganmohan Reddy assets case, following a petition by the victim to grant stay of the proceedings before the ED Court.

IAS officer B P Acharya

IAS officer B P Acharya

The court was dealing with a petition filed by IAS officer B P Acharya who was made an accused in the Hetero and Aurobindo pharmacies episode of YS Jaganmohan Reddy assets case.

CBI which filed its charge sheet in the case charged Acharya with undue price fixation for 150 acres allotted to the pharma companies and urged the court to punish him under IPC provisions like cheating and criminal conspiracy and also under the provisions of the prevention of corruption (PC) Act.

Acharya claimed that the state had rejected permission to prosecute him under PC Act and hence the Enforcement Directorate’s special court too should exempt him from the case.

ED’s counsel PSP Suresh Kumar opposed this and said that ED court need not be bound by the proceedings before CBI court which is dealing with the PC Act.

ED deals with the case from prevention of money laundering Act (PMLA) angle and has no link with the prevention of corruption (PC) Act.

We do not need any one’s sanction for proceeding, he added.

The court however said that this aspect needs to be examined and directed the ED to file its counter and posted the case to April 26.

Inputs with TNN

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