Chandrababu Naidu: Due to an alleged ₹ 371 crore scam involving the state’s skill development corporation, Mr. Naidu was placed under arrest last month. Since then, he has been detained by the Rajahmundry Central Jail.
Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu was granted four weeks of interim bail by the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday morning due to medical reasons. Attorneys for Mr. Naidu informed the court that he needed cataract surgery. He might be freed this evening, but participation in campaign events and media appearances is restricted.
The TDP leader is required to provide a bail bond of ₹ 1 lakh along with two similar sureties. He was imprisoned for his alleged involvement in the ₹ 371 crore Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation scam case. “In line with a compassionate outlook and taking into account the petitioner’s well-being, this court is inclined to approve temporary bail based on health considerations…”
In addition, Mr. Naidu was mandated to give the Central Prison Superintendent a sealed cover containing information about his medical care and the hospital where he was treated. The patient will always be able to select the medical facility of their choice, the court stated. The regular bail petition was posted by the court until November 10.
Since his arrest last month, Mr. Naidu has been detained by the Rajahmundry Central Jail.
Following the arrest of the former chief minister by the Criminal Investigation Department, political unrest in the state resulted in violent altercations between TDP supporters and law enforcement. Party chiefs denounced the “witch hunt” conducted by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his administration.