Court Rejects Chandrababu Babu Naidu’s Plea For House Arrest; Bail Petition Hearing In HC on Wednesday

New Delhi: The request of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s counsel Sidharth Luthra seeking orders for his ‘house custody’ on the ground that he is a Z plus category protectee and faces threat in jail was rejected by the Vijayawada ACB Court on Tuesday. The court termed the apprehensions raised by Naidu’s legal team about security unfounded.

The Andhra Pradesh Police Crime Investigation Department (CID) has requested the court for the 15-day custody of the former CM, who is in judicial custody in connection with the alleged Skill Development scam.

“No laxity in security cover, ” the court said.

Ahead of the judgment, the Andhra Pradesh police put all 19 MLAs of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on house arrest. They were also prohibited from meeting other party colleagues or relatives, in an effort to prevent any law and order situation in the state. As a preventative measure, police also detented some key TDP leaders in view of the shutdown called by the party on Monday, which proved effective as a minimal impact of the bandh was seen in most parts of the state, News18 reported.

Naidu is presently placed under 14 days of judicial custody in a multi-crore scam case.

His team has moved the High Court for his bail petition. A hearing on the bail plea will take place tomorrow.

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