Chandrababu: Hearing on Chandrababu’s quash petition adjourned

The hearing in the Supreme Court on the quash petition filed by TDP chief Chandrababu has been postponed.


Delhi: The hearing in the Supreme Court on the quash petition filed by TDP chief Chandrababu has been postponed. A bench comprising Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Bela M. Trivedi said that the further hearing will be adjourned to Monday. The Supreme Court has directed the counsel for the CID to submit all the documents submitted in the High Court by Monday. Earlier, Supreme Court senior advocates Harish Salve, Abhishek Singhvi and Siddhartha Luthra had heard arguments on behalf of Chandrababu. Supreme Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi argued on behalf of CID. 

Does that section apply? Or? That’s what matters: Harish Salve

First, Harish Swale argued that Section 17A was brought to prevent political retaliation.. Is that section applicable in this case? Or? That is the main thing. He said that the allegations are not always. After that, Abhishek Singhvi argued. It was brought to the attention of the court that every word of the anti-corruption law amendment has been carefully examined and confirmed. CM alone cannot be responsible for cabinet decisions. Those decisions are part of the management of power. 17A protects against retaliation for decisions taken in exercise of authority. The judgment of the court in Yashwant Sinha case is definitely applicable to this case. 17A applies to 6 types of charges except trap case. There are allegations on developments from 2015 to 2019. 

Origins of the case itself in 2017.. 17A not applicable: Mukul Rohatgi

After that Mukul Rohatgi presented arguments on behalf of CID. He said that the amendment of the law came in July 2018.. The FIR was registered in 2021. He said that 17A is not applicable as the case has its roots in 2017 itself. Are there any evidences and documents that the case was tried before? Justice Aniruddha Bose asked. Responding to this, Rohatgi said that hundreds of crores of rupees have been misused in the name of 10 percent government organization and 90 percent private organization. Justice Aniruddha Bose advised Rohatgi not to go into the details of the merits of the case. Rohatgi told the court that the petitioner did not even file a counter. At this stage, Siddhartha Luthra said that all the evidence has been submitted to the court. Rohatgi asked for time to submit the documents. Luthra said that they are ready with the details of the entire case. Rohatgi is arguing on the quash petition instead of going for bail. He asked for time to file the affidavit. After hearing the arguments, the court adjourned the further hearing to Monday.