New Delhi, May 28:
Forces trying to topple the Jagan Mohan Reddy Government In Andhra Pradesh wrangled a two week respite from being interrogated by officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Narasapuram Parliament Member K Raghu Ramakrishna Rao against whom the CID booked a sedition (under Section 124 A of the IPC) case was discharged from hospital and allowed to go home in New Delhi with a prescription for strict bed rest of two weeks in bed, earlier this week.
Telugu Desam President N Chandrababu Naidu has been criticising the booking of Sedition case against Mr Raju. The YSR Congress Party MLAs demanded in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly that Sedition cases be booked against Mr Naidu and all those who have been extending support to Mr Raju, who had been through his statements driving a wedge between the different castes and religions in the state.
The Supreme Court granted bail to Mr Raju imposing a condition that he should cooperate with the CID investigation and that he should respond whenever he is called upon by the Investigating officer given a 24 hour notice.
Mr Raju who was admitted to the Army Hospital in Hyderabad for treatment initially wrote a letter to the Army Hospital head that he be allowed to stay for four days as his health condition was precarious. But when it became obvious that he was going to be discharged as soon as the Army Doctors found Mr Raju fit he was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS) , New Delhi, in a chartered flight.
Once in AIIMS more tests were conducted on Mr Raju and it was decided that his foot needs to be put in plaster of Paris and that the MP should be confined to his bed for two weeks wrangling a two week respite from CID sleuths from interrogating him in the Sedition Case that has been book against him.
The MP using his influence in New Delhi was able to get a more favourable report in AIIMS while failing to do so in the Army Hospital.
Meanwhile the Apex Court has served notices to the Central Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a petition filed by Mr Raju’s son K Bharath asking the court to direct the CBI to inquire into the alleged custodial violence by CID against his father.The court has asked the respondents to file affidavits within two weeks.
The Apex Court at the request of the petitioner removed CID, Additional DGP and Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy as respondents in the petition filed by Mr Bharath.