AP High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail to Naidu

The advocate also presented to the court, evidence in the form of videos related to the incident.

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Telugu Desam president Nara Chandrababu Naidu in the Angallu arson case on Friday.

However, Naidu will remain in jail, as he has two other cases – skill development and Amaravati inner ring road – pending against him.

The former chief minister has got the anticipatory bail in a case of violence registered against him by Mudivedu police in Annamayya district.

The court ordered Naidu to produce a bond of ₹1 lakh against his anticipatory bail.

Naidu's advocate Posani Venkateswarlu underlined that YSRC workers started the violence in Angallu by throwing stones at the TD leader's convoy. The advocate presented evidence in the form of videos related to the incident. He also went on to question why locals lodged a complaint four days after the incident. He stated that Naidu visited the irrigation projects only after taking the required approval from the police.

Additional AG Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy countered saying that the former CM should have acted responsibly without instigating his supporters. He pointed out that several policemen had been injured in the incident.

After hearing both the sides, Justice K. Suresh Reddy gave the relief to Naidu, who is currently in judicial remand at Rajahmundry central prison in the alleged skill development scam case.

Meanwhile Kilaru Rajesh, a close aide of Telugu Desam general-secretary Nara Lokesh, got a much-needed relief in the AP High Court on Friday after the court disposed of the case. The CID officials had claimed that Lokesh received money in the skill development scam case through Kilaru Rajesh.

The High Court heard the petition on Friday. The CID officials said they have not included the name of Kilaru Rajesh as an accused in the skill development scam case till now. If he is included in the case, he will be given a notice under 41A of the CrPC.

Following this statement from the CID, the High Court disposed of the case.

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