Legal Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Tirupati Balaiah, accused in the sensational murder case of senior police officer K. S. Vyas, was granted bail by the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday.

Balaiah pleaded that for the last decade there has been no progress and he was put to great difficulty in the name of the case. Justice Gopala Krishna heard the public prosecutor at length, who said that Vyas was in the forefront of anti-naxal operations and if the bail is granted now it will not be proper.

The Judge agreed with the public prosecutor, but wondered how many more years the accused against whom no crime has yet been proved, has to undergo the detention. The court directed the petitioner to report to police everyday.