AP High Court Reserves Decision on Naidu’s Bail:
The Andhra Pradesh High Court has reserved its decision on the anticipatory bail petition of former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the Angallu attempt to murder case. However, Nara Lokesh received temporary relief in the AP skill development scam, as the AP CID informed the court that Lokesh’s name had not been added to the FIR in the multi-crore skill development scam.
In the case related to the Angallu incident, the High Court will announce its orders on Friday after hearing arguments from both sides. Naidu’s counsel argued that some of the accused in the Angallu case had already been granted anticipatory bail by the High Court, and the Supreme Court had also refused to interfere with those orders.
The CID’s counsel opposed the bail petition, stating that the violence began after Naidu made his remarks. Naidu and other TD leaders were booked for attempted murder in connection with violent incidents in Angallu village of Annamaya district on August 4. Similar violence occurred in Punganur town of Chittoor district when Chandrababu visited the region to inspect irrigation projects.
Regarding the anticipatory bail sought by Lokesh, the CID informed the High Court that Lokesh has not been named as an accused in the skill development scam case. They clarified that Lokesh would not be arrested in this case. Once Lokesh is included as an accused, he will be issued a notice under section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code for questioning. Consequently, the High Court disposed of Lokesh’s bail petition.
It’s worth noting that the CID had questioned Lokesh in the Amaravati Inner Ring Road realignment case on Tuesday and Wednesday after issuing a notice under section 41A.