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CID has not yet filed any reply on Chandrababu’s bail plea.
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu filed two petitions for bail in the local court on Friday, September 15. Of these, one is interim and one is regular bail petition. In the interim petition, Naidu denied all the allegations leveled against him. He claimed that there was no concrete evidence on record against him.
Hearing was not held due to lack of response from CID
Naidu’s legal team’s lawyer G Subba Rao said, CID has not yet filed any reply on his bail plea. Therefore the hearing cannot be held today (Friday). However, a notice has been sent to CID.”
Chandrababu Naidu with son Nara Lokesh and lawyers in the court.
Timeline till now after the arrest of Chandrababu Naidu
9 September: Former CM Naidu arrested by CID in skill development scam worth Rs 371 crore.
10 September: Chandrababu Naidu produced in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court in Vijayawada. Then the court sent him to judicial custody for 14 days till 23 September.
11 September: TDP workers protest in Chittoor against the arrest and judicial custody of CM Chandrababu Naidu. On the same day, police also tried to detain several party leaders, including TDP MLC Kancherla Srikanth in Chittoor district.
12 September: TDP has called for a bandh across the state. Andhra Pradesh Police has imposed Section 144 in the entire state on Tuesday.
13 September: Chandrababu’s lawyers filed two petitions in the Andhra High Court. Hearing this, the High Court put an interim stay on the proceedings of the ACB court. Ordered not to detain Naidu till September 18.
Clashes broke out between TDP workers and police during a protest in West Godavari district on Monday.
What is skill development scam?
CID made many revelations in the investigation
CID found in its investigation that the project did not have approval from the state cabinet. Despite this the project was started without tender. Under the MoU, Siemens Company was to invest in the project on its own behalf. However, the company did not invest anything of its own.
In contrast, Rs 371 crore allocated by the state government was distributed among various shell companies – Allied Computers, Skillers India Private Limited, Knowledge Podium, Cadence Partners and ETA Greens. Fake documents were prepared for this.
CID said in a press release that in the year 2018, the Anti Corruption Bureau had received a complaint about this scam. However, those in power then tried to stop the investigation and removed important documents from the state secretariat. Before the current government’s investigation, the GST Intelligence Wing and the IT Department were also investigating the scam.
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