Former MP Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy. (DC file photo)
ANANTAPUR: Kadapa court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of Devineni Sivashankar Reddy, accused number five (A5) in former MP Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy’s murder case.
CBI informed the court that in case Sivashankar Reddy is released, he could influence other witnesses in the case, particularly when it is at a crucial stage. The investigating agency underlined that Siva Shankar Reddy, who was currently in judicial custody, must not be granted bail.
In his bail plea, A5 pleaded that as his health is not good, he needs to get treated at RIMS Hospital in Kadapa. The court, however, dismissed his petition after hearing out the CBI.
The CBI counsel informed the court that as per confession statement of Vivekananda Reddy’s driver Shaik Dastagiri, Siva Shankar Reddy had taken a "supari" of 40 crores for killing Vivekananda.
Meanwhile, B. Tech Ravi, TD leader from Pulivendula, accused Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of safeguarding Kadapa MP Y.S. Avinash Reddy and the latter’s father though investigations and statements have revealed their role in the former MP’s murder.
Ravi wondered why Jagan Mohan Reddy had not suspended Avinash Reddy from party when he threatened to join BJP if Vivekananda case is handed over to CBI.