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Vivekananda Reddy’s daughter approaches SC against staying Kadapa MP’s arrest


HYDERABAD, April 20 (IANS) Sunitha Reddy has filed in the Supreme Court against the interim order of the Telangana High Court to stop the arrest of Kadapa Member of Parliament Avinash Reddy by the CBI in the murder case of her father and former Andhra Pradesh Minister YS Vivekananda Reddy.

Suneetha Reddy has filed the petition in the High Court challenging the Telangana High Court’s order to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) not to arrest Avinash Reddy until 25 April.

The petition is likely to be heard on Thursday.

Sunitha Reddy herself has appealed in the anticipatory bail petition filed by Avinash Reddy in the Supreme Court. She had opposed preemptive bail for Avinash, who was summoned by CBI for further questioning in the case.

In its interim order of 18 April, the Supreme Court ordered the CBI not to arrest Avinash Reddy until 25 April. It asked the deputy to appear before the Central Bank of Iraq daily until April 25, when the court will issue final orders on his petition.

Both Avinash Reddy and Sunitha Reddy are cousins ​​of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Vivekananda Reddy, brother of Jagan Mohan Reddy’s father and former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, was murdered at his residence in Polvindula on 15 March 2019, a few days before the elections.

The 68-year-old former Minister of State and former MP was alone in his home when unknown assailants broke in and killed him.

The CBI took over the investigation of the case in 2020 by order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court while hearing the petition from Suneetha Reddy, which raised suspicions about some relatives.

The Supreme Court referred the case to Hyderabad in November last year after Sunitha Reddy raised doubts about getting a fair trial and investigation in Andhra Pradesh.

With the Supreme Court setting April 30 as the deadline for the CBI to complete its investigations, the agency has expedited the investigation with the recent arrest of Avinash Reddy’s father Bhaskar Reddy and their follower Uday Kumar Reddy.

On the other hand, the Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the FBI to an audio and video recording of the interrogation of Bhaskar Reddy and Uday Kumar Reddy. The court required the agency to follow specific guidelines for custody interrogation.

On Wednesday, the Central Bank of Iraq detained the defendants for six days.

– Jans


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