Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday asked P. Sudhakar Reddy, counsel appearing for YSR Congress MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy in the cash-for-vote case, how he would justify the order of the special ACB Court under Section 156 (3) of the CrPC in a complaint under Section 210 Cr PC.
Justice T. Sunil Chowdary, while hearing a criminal petition by AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu challenging an order passed by the ACB Court ordering a probe into the role of other accused in the case, asked Mr Sudhakar Reddy whether the special court has the power to issue an order when there was no specific plea from the complaint for granting the order.
The judge wondered how, despite knowing the fact of pendency of the investigation of the other accused in the case, and also the fact of filing of charge sheet against some of the accused, did the special court grant the order without going into the facts of the case. Counsel replied that the order of the special court was only an administrative order and not a judicial order.
Claiming that the order of the special court was not an illegal order, he declared his arguments concluded. On Tuesday, Mr Sudhakar Reddy had told the court that there was no need of issuing an FIR against the petitioner in the case based on the order issued by a Special ACB Court under Section 156(3) of the CrPC on the complaint of Mr Ramakrishna Reddy. The judge posted the case to Monday for the arguments of ACB....