Hyderabad: Lawsuits in the YS Vivekananda Reddy murder case took a new turn in the Andhra Pradesh High court on Thursday.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's lawyer, Vivek Chandrasekhar, appealed to the High court to hand over the case to CBI. He further added that his client was in the opposition back then and now is the Chief Minister and added that there is no need of a ruling in the case by Jagan Mohan Reddy. He also urged the High court to shoot down his petition.
In response to this, the HC judge, Durgaprasad Rao ordered a memo to be submitted listing down the reasons in writing. He also postponed the hearing to February 13.
Vivekananda Reddy's wife, Soubhagyamma and Jagan Mohan Reddy have filed lawsuits saying the probe of the case should be given to an independent organization, which is not within the control of the state government or to the CBI.
Regarding the same, MLC 'B Tech' Ravi, Minister Adinarayana Reddy, Vivekananda Reddy's daughter, Suneetha and son-in-law, Rajasekhar Reddy filed lawsuits. The judge further refused to postpone the hearing on the lawsuits. Further when the lawsuits were brought in for hearing, Suneetha and her husband Rajasekhar Reddy were told to submit their oath.
The judge repeatedly wanted to know why the probe was not given to CBI in the first place.