A sessions’ court on Saturday granted anticipatory bail to K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, the prime accused in the leakage of call data of CBI joint director V.V. Lakshminarayana, but rejected the plea of three other accused.

Mr. Raju, chairman of a power company in Maharashtra, was accused of securing the call data record with the help of a BSNL officer at Nagpur, K. Hanumantha Rao, and passing it on to Sakshi daily. Incidentally, the court rejected the anticipatory bail petitions of Mr. Raju’s personal assistant S. Narasimha Sastry, Mr. Hanumantha Rao and the director of MIC Electronics here, M.V. Ramana Rao, who was approached by Mr. Raju.

The Crime Investigation Department had opposed bail to all the four stating that the call data was secured to dilute investigation into the sensitive cases handled by CBI.