Vundavalli Aruna Kumar: The Andhra Pradesh High Court heard a petition filed by former MP Vundavalli Aruna Kumar seeking the transfer of the AP CID’s case in the AP skill development scam to the CBI and adjourned the case until November 29.
On Friday, a division bench comprised of Justices U. Durga Prasada Rao and Manava Kiranmaee heard the petition.
K. G. Krishna Murthy, counsel for petitioner Aruna Kumar, stated that the court directed the registry to send notices to the respondents in the case on October 13, and the registry did so on November 9. He asked the court to start an action for failing to notify the respondents on time. As a result, the court gave the registrar instructions to ascertain the cause of the hold-up and take legal action against those accountable.
The court ordered that notices be sent to the state government and the AP CID, and adjourned the case.
Earlier, advocate general S. Sriram, representing the AP government, submitted that the state government had formed a cabinet sub-committee and a special investigation team to review the previous TD government’s decisions on various policy matters, and the state government prayed the court to hand over the probe in the case to the CBI and to make the Centre a respondent in the case during the hearing. He claimed that a single-judge bench refused to make the Centre the respondent in the case and also ordered a stay of the SIT investigation.