YSR's widow moves SC for transfer of CBI case against Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 15: Y S Vijaya, widow of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekar Reddy, moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of her petition in the state High Court for a CBI probe into alleged disproportionate assets of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu outside the state.

In an application moved before the apex court, Vijaya, who is an MLA from Pulivendla constituency and mother of rebel Congress leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, submitted Naidu had deliberately got intervention applications and counsel engaged in the High Court to get several judges recused from the matter.

She said the petition should be transferred to a High Court in any state other than Andhra Pradesh.

The apex court had on November 23 turned down the petitions filed on behalf of Naidu and others for quashing the CBI inquiry under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Money Launder Act. According to Vijaya, since December 5 at least four division benches had recused from the case after counsel were engaged by Naidu in such a manner that the judges were unable to hear the matter.

"The petitioner is of bona fide belief that the rest of the appearances would be so organised consistent with the conduct of the unofficial respondents in attempting "bench- hopping.

"Thereby vitiating the process of adjudication by a solemn process of adjudication by the Hon'ble High Court of A.P. into serious allegations of corruption, misfeasance and malfeasance in public life by the 8th (Naidu) respondent who has successfully stonewalled every process of inquiry sought to be initiated against him and his family members in the past," the petition claimed.

Hence the petitioner sought transfer of the writ petition filed by her in AP High Court to any other High Court of the country.


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