ANI Photo | YS Vivekananda Reddy murder case: SC asks CBI to file reply on Suneetha plea challenging Telangana HC’s order

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a reply on Suneetha’s plea challenging the Telangana High Court order granting anticipatory bail to Avinash Reddy and placed before it a copy of the chargesheet filed in connection with YS Vivekananda Reddy murder case.
A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Bela M Trivedi listed the matter for further hearing in September.
During the hearing, the court sought to know whether the chargesheet has been filed in the case. The lawyer appearing for CBI apprised the court that the chargesheet has been filed in June.
The court then asked the lawyer to place on record the chargesheet filed in the case.
The court was hearing a plea by Suneetha Narreddy, daughter of the deceased Vivekanand Reddy, challenging the Telangana High Court order granting anticipatory bail to Kadapa MP Y S Avinash Reddy in connection with her father’s murder case.
In the plea, Suneetha has challenged the Telangana High Court order dated May 31 and said that “the High Court, after holding a mini-trial and giving findings/making comments on the merits of the prosecution case virtually accepting the entire case put forth by Respondent No.1 and disregarding the evidence collected by the CBI, has allowed the said Petition and granted anticipatory bail to Respondent No.1 in a murder case, contrary to the law laid down by the top Court. She also said that Respondent had not appeared before the CBI pursuant to the last three notices and it was a clear case of non-cooperation with the investigation disentitling Avinash Reddy to relief u/s 438 CrPC. 
“Secondly, since Respondent Avinash was not cooperating in the investigation, the CBI wanted to arrest him, however, they were unable to do so and they were obstructed by him and a large number of his supporters/goons who had camped outside the Hospital, where he took shelter to avoid arrest on the pretext of his mother’s alleged health issues, the petitioner said. Thirdly, Respondent Avinash Reddy along with other accused, was successful in destroying the scene of offence in the presence of the state police and had propagated the story that the deceased had died due to a heart attack and in fact pressurised the police not to register an FIR,” the petitioner said.
The petitioner said that respondent Avinash Reddy is the sitting Member of Parliament from the present ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, and he along with other accused, with the aid of the State machinery and powerful people in the current ruling party was influencing the investigation, and has been consistently threatening and influencing the witnesses.
Suneetha Nareddy was represented by Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra and advocates Jesal Wahi and Anmol Kheta.
CBI took over the investigation in July 2020 on the orders of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. The case was earlier registered at Police Station Pulivendula in Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh).
A month before the last general elections, Vivekananda Reddy, a former MP, was found dead at his residence in Pulivendula on March 15, 2019 (ANI)

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