HC dismisses plea of YSR`s widow against Naidu

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 17:27

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court
Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the assets
of former chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu
Naidu.

A division bench of justices G Rohini and Asutosh Mohanto
in their order observed that the writ petition filed by YSR
Congress MLA Vijayamma "does not qualify to be a public
interest petition".

Vijayamma is the widow of late chief minister YS
Rajasekhara Reddy.

The order said that the court cannot entertain a writ
petition filed by a political adversary against another for
venting political grievances.

"Many issues raised by the petitioner (Vijayamma) were
earlier considered by the courts in separate proceedings," it
said.

The bench also observed that the earlier interim
direction issued by previous division bench to conduct a
preliminary inquiry into the allegations levelled by
Pulivendula MLA Y S Vijayamma against Naidu over alleged
disproportionate assets and submission of a report within
three month, was passed without observing principles of
natural justice.

Vijayamma had moved the high court on October 17 last
seeking a probe by the CBI and the ED against Naidu on various
counts. The high court had on November 14 directed both the
agencies to investigate into the assets of the TDP chief.

Besides the CBI and the ED, market regulator SEBI too was
asked to complete the investigation and submit reports
independently within three months.

However, in December, the high court kept in abeyance the
order earlier passed by the previous division bench and
directed the CBI and the ED to put on hold their preliminary
investigation.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 17:27

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