Indian MP Jagan Mohan Reddy freed from prison

Jagan Reddy on 3 September 2009 YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has accused the Congress party of "humiliating" his family

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A regional leader in India charged with corruption has been released from prison after 16 months.

MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was granted bail by a court in southern Andhra Pradesh state on Monday.

Mr Reddy was arrested in May 2012 and charged with "criminal conspiracy, cheating and falsification of accounts". He denies all charges.

He is the son of YSR Reddy, the charismatic former state chief minister who died in a helicopter crash in 2009.

Both the father and the son were members of India's governing Congress party.

But after his father's death, the Congress ignored his bid for the chief minister's post and he quit accusing the party of humiliating him and his family.

Later, he launched his own party, YSR Congress.

On Monday, a court granted bail to Mr Reddy but restrained him from leaving the capital, Hyderabad, without its permission.

The court also directed him to not to influence witnesses and tamper with the evidence.

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