The Hyderabad high court docket on Friday granted respite to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in money for vote rip-off by using permitting his quash petition in opposition to an order passed by way of the Anti-Corruption Bureau targeted court.The ACB specific court docket had directed the probe company to reinvestigate the case, wherein Telangana TDP MLA Revanth Reddy and other party leaders had been involved.
The courtroom had issued the order on a private criticism filed with the aid of YSRC MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, who alleged involvement of Chandrababu Naidu in the case.The ACB used to be ordered to reopen the case under section 156 (3) of the CrPC, which empowers the Justice of the Peace to verify police performance and reveal it besides naming folks acknowledged in the criticism as accused.
Aggrieved by way of the order, Chandrababu Naidu had moved a crook petition seeking to quash the order passed with the aid of the ACB court, contending that the court has erroneously granted the order in a pending case in which the ACB sleuths have already filed cost sheet against probably the most accused and investigation continues to be on over alleged function of alternative accused.Siddhartha Luthra, senior suggestions showing for AP CM, argued that there’s no provision under the criminal jurisprudence for issuance of 2d FIR when an investigation is pending in a case and there is also no scope to permit intervention of a 3rd get together who is not any manner linked with the alleged offence in a case concerning the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Luthra contended that the complaint was once in simple terms situated on political vengeance.After hearing the arguments, Justice T Sunil Chowdary quashed the order handed by the ACB courtroom. He also made it clear that the order will not prevent the ACB to go forward with the investigation pending towards other accused within the case.In may just 2015, Revanth Reddy used to be caught pink-passed through ACB authorities at the same time he used to be providing bribe to TRS MLA Stephenson.