ACB court in Vijayawada on Sunday extended Andhra Pradesh former Chief Minister and TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s judicial remand in the Skill Development Corporation Scam case till October 5, following the expiry of judicial remand and police custody.
The order came after a team of Andhra Pradesh Police CID officials today concluded its two-day interrogation of Naidu in the Skill Development Corporation scam case at Rajamahendravaram Central Prison.
Special Public Prosecutor Y N Vivekananda, representing the CID, told media that the Court has extended Naidu’s judicial remand till October 5, in the wake of the two-day police custody ending at 5 pm on Sunday.
He noted that the CID is likely to file a separate petition seeking Naidu’s custody on Monday.
Further, the former chief minister’s bail application and two more CID prisoner transit (PT) warrant petitions in the AP FiberNet and Amaravati Inner Ring Road cases are expected to come up for hearing on Monday.
Meanwhile, Naidu has already moved the Supreme Court in connection with the Skill Development Corporation Scam case.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau Court had on Friday granted the CID two days’ custody of the 73-year-old TDP chief for interrogation in the case, which expired on Sunday.
In compliance with the court’s orders, Naidu’s questioning by CID officials was allowed from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on both days (September 23 and 24) with regular five-minute breaks given to him to consult his lawyer.
Coastal Andhra Range DIG of prisons M R Ravi Kiran said that Naidu was handed back to the jail authorities by CID officials after completing their interrogation.
Further, he said the former chief minister was also produced before the court virtually through the ‘Blue Jeans’ app at 5 pm as mandated by the Vijayawada ACB Court.