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Naidu does not get relief in AP High Court, CID granted two days custody

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Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu did not get relief he sought from AP High Court. The judge on Friday afternoon said the petition is dismissed and went away. In a 68 pages judgment, the judge had agreed with the arguments on behalf of the CBCID. The lawyers representing Naidu have decided to approach the Supreme Court on Monday. In the meanwhile, the CID court granted the investigative agency two days to question Naidu. The investigative agency has asked for five days custody but judge Himabindu has granted only two days. She said one or two lawyers will be allowed to sit with Naidu who should be questioned only between 9.30 am to 5 pm.

Naidu was arrested on the early  morning of September 9 and the next day he was remanded to judicial custody. His remand was extended by the CID court by two days. Naidu was accused of corruption in the case of skill development.

The HC order said the CID had questioned 140 witnesses and the case is being investigated and it is not proper on its part to intervene at this stage. The investigating authority has to be given freedom, the HC order said.

The CID said it would question Naidu in the jail itself. The judge wanted the names of those who will question the former CM. The lawyers representing Naidu wanted to argue for his bail on Saturday. The CID judge, however,said it is not proper to hear arguments when the accused is in CID custody for questioning. She said she would hear arguments on Mondy. She told the CID officials that no video or photo of Naidu’s questioning should be leaked.

K. Ramachandra Murthy
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