Decide in 4 Weeks: SC tells HC

  • Note for vote case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Hyderabad High Court to decide on the petition filed by AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu within four weeks. The apex court had instructed the petitioner Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, YSRCP MLA from Mangalagiri, to come back to the court if a decision is not taken by the HC in stipulated time. The SC told the petitioner that it cannot interfere in the case at this stage.

Earlier, ACB court had asked the ACB, Telangana, to file a charge sheet against Naidu by end of this month. This is regarding note for vote case.

Naidu appealed to the HC against the orders of ACB court. The HC had granted a stay of eight weeks on the orders of the ACB court. Alla approached the SC challenging the stay granted by the HC. Noted Advocate Luthra had argued on behalf of Naidu that there cannot be two FIRs on the same issue according to CrPC 256 and 210.

The SC bench questioned the stay on the basis of Section 19 of the Anti- Corruption Act. Luthra pleaded that since the HC had given a stay for eight weeks the apex court could allow the HC to deal with the matter. The SC agreed with the suggestion.

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