(Image source from: Indianexpress.com)
No Relief for Chandrababu Naidu:- There will be no immediate relief for Chandrababu Naidu. But the apex court accepted to consider the plea of quash petition of the FIR on the 3rd of October.
In one more plea to the Supreme Court against police custody of Chandrababu Naidu related to the scam of Skill Development Centres, the Court has declined the plea.
Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra said before the Chief Justice of India that Chandrababu Naidu was arrested illegally on September 8th and has been kept in custody since then. He also mentioned that AP police wanted his custody only for two days and then extended it to 14 days and now they are filing FIR after FIR on him.
CJI asked Luthra immediately, “What do you want today?”
Luthra appealed to the court that his client could not be kept in custody and requested the court to look into Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Luthra mentioned that no public servant should be taken into custody for discharging his duties without permission from the competent authority.
Ranjit Kumar, who was representing the Andhra Pradesh government, said that this should be decided by the district judge.
However, after hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court adjourned the case to the 3rd of October.