AP High Court reserves decision on Naidu's anticipatory bail
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the anticipatory bail petition of former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in the Angallu attempt to murder case on Friday.
However, the High Court provided temporary relief to Nara Lokesh in the AP skill development scam after AP CID informed the court that it has not yet added Lokesh’s name to the FIR in the multi crore skill development scam.
After hearing arguments from both sides in the Angallu incident, the High Court announced that it will pronounce its orders on Friday.
Naidu’s counsel argued that some of those named as accused in the Angallu case have already been granted anticipatory bail by the High Court. Supreme Court had also refused to interfere with those orders, Naidu’s lawyer underlined.
The counsel for CID, however, opposed the bail petition saying the violence had started after Naidu had had made his remarks.
Police have booked Naidu and other TD leaders for attempt to murder in connection with the violent incidents in Angallu village of Annamaya district on August 4. The incident at Angallu as well as the violence in Punganur town of Chittoor district occurred when Chandrababu visited the region to see the status of irrigation projects.
With regard to the anticipatory bail sought by Lokesh, counsel for the CID informed the High Court that the agency has not named Lokesh as an accused in the case. He maintained that Lokesh will not be arrested in the skill development scam case.
The CID counsel clarified that once Lokesh is included as an accused in the case, he will be issued a notice under section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code for questioning.
Following this, the High Court disposed of the bail petition of Lokesh.
Incidentally, the CID has questioned Lokesh in the Amaravati Inner Ring Road realignment case on Tuesday and Wednesday after issuing him a notice under section 41A.