No decision yet on cancelling Gangi Reddy bail in Viveka murder case

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing over a CBI petition requesting cancellation of bail to Yerra Gangi Reddy, the main accused in the Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy murder case.

The counsel for the Central Bureau of Investigation, Nagendran, submitted to Justice C. Sumalatha new evidence in the case against Gangi Reddy and the statement of Dastagiri, an accused who turned approver.

Dr Suneetha, daughter of Vivekananda Reddy, also impleaded through her counsel T. Swetcha for cancellation of bail, pointing to various allegations against Gangi Reddy, including hiring assassins, destroying evidence and unspecified monetary transactions.

Previously, the Kadapa Sessions Court granted statutory bail to Gangi Reddy as the probe into the case was not completed within 90 days. After the case was handed over to the CBI, it filed a petition in the AP High Court, which denied cancellation, and subsequently approached the Supreme Court, which transferred the case to the Telangana High Court, as the investigation was transferred to Telangana.

The Supreme Court, while redirecting the case, had stated that statutory bail could only be cancelled in serious and exceptional instances.

In a related case on Thursday, the High Court allowed the advocate for accused Y.S. Bhaskar Reddy and Gajjala Uday Kumar Reddy to be present in the inaudible vicinity of the interrogation.

The two accused had approached the High Court seeking advocates to accompany them for questioning and permit audio-video recording of the interrogation, including provision for written questions.

While the Telangana High Court wondered if permitting an advocate within audible range was permissible, the CBI informed the court that they are following Supreme Court guidelines on interrogation given in the Paramveer Singh Saini case.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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