Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu was sent to 14-day judicial custody till September 23 by an Anti-Corruption Bureau court in Vijayawada on September 10 in a case of alleged corruption.
Meanwhile, keeping the law the order issue in view, the authorities concerned imposed Section 144 of the Cr.P.C. across the State, and people were advised not to move in groups and carry any lethal weapons.
Earlier on September 10 morning, the TDP leader was produced in the court where Justice Hima Bindu heard the arguments by legal counsels from Government and the ones representing the TDP chief. Meanwhile, the NTR Commissionerate Police tightened security at the ACB Special Court. The security system was reviewed Police Commissioner Kanthi Rana Tata.
In the early hours of Sunday, Mr. Naidu was shifted to the SIT office after being taken to a hospital in Vijayawada for medical tests following a 10-hour-long interrogation, a police official said.
Andhra Pradesh Crime Investigation Department (CID) on September 9 said that the former Chief Minister was the principal conspirator and “accused no 1” in the ₹371 crore skill development scam. The agency further said that the government order was issued under Mr. Naidu’s instructions, intending to cause wrongful loss to the public exchequer and gain to private individuals.
The former CM was arrested by the CID around 6 a.m. from RK Function Hall at Gnanapuram in Nandyala town in connection with the scam.