Supreme Court Postpones Naidu's Bail Petition to Nov 9

VIJAYAWADA: A Supreme Court Bench on Friday posted the further hearing of the anticipatory bail plea of Telugu Desam chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu in the Fibernet scam case to Nov 9.

With this, the AP-CID cannot arrest Naidu in the Fibrenet case till Nov 9. The bail plea is being heard by Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela Trivedi.

At the start of the arguments, Naidu’s counsel Sidharth Luthra said there were three FIRs against Naidu, out of which judgement was reserved in one.

The advocate appearing for the AP government, Ranjit Kumar, reiterated his earlier assurance that Naidu would not be touched in the Fibrenet case till the next date of hearing. Posting the matter, the bench said, “Let the earlier understanding continue.”

The bench said that since the order on the applicability of Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act in Naidu’s plea for quashing of FIR in the Skill Corporation (APSSDC) case was reserved, it would be appropriate to hear anticipatory bail plea of Naidu in Fibrenet case after this verdict was delivered.

Siddharth Luthra, appearing for Naidu, told the bench that the AP police were aiming to take the TD chief into custody in the Fibrenet case despite him being in custody in the APSSDC scam case.

Countering this, advocate Ranjit Kumar told the court that he had no problem in awaiting the judgement.

Meanwhile, the ACB Court in Vijayawada refused to grant three legal Mulaqats for Chandrababu at the Rajahmundry Central Prison. Naidu filed a petition seeking three legal Mulaqats every day after the state government reduced the number. The ACB court gave interim orders for providing two legal Mulaqats to Naidu.

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