Delhi liquor scandal: SC reduces Magunta Raghava Reddy’s interim bail to 5 days

The Supreme Court modified the Delhi High Court order which had granted 15 days of interim bail to five days to Magunta Raghava Reddy

Magunta Raghava Reddy gets interim bail in Delhi liquor scam case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday modified the order of the Delhi High Court to reduce the interim bail for Delhi liquor scam case accused Magunta Raghava Reddy from 15 days to five days. The Delhi High Court has earlier granted 15 days of interim bail to Raghava Reddy, son of YSRCP MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy.

While modifying the bail order, the Supreme Court directed Raghava Reddy to surrender before the local court on June 12, 2023. It is known that Magunta Raghava Reddy was granted interim bail by the Delhi High Court for two weeks. However, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) challenged the Delhi High Court verdict in the apex court.

The Delhi High Court granted the 15-day interim bail to Raghava Reddy acceding to his request citing his grandmother's illness. Challenging this, the ED approached the Supreme Court and claimed that the reasons given by Raghava Reddy for interim bail were not correct. Additional Solicitor General SA Raju, arguing on behalf of the ED, requested the High Court to take up the investigation. Raju argued that the interim bail was a ploy on the part of Raghava Reddy to stay out of jail as his regular bail had already been rejected by a Special Court. His second attempt at interim bail, which he had filed citing his wife's sickness, had also failed soon. As the High Court ordered evaluation in the matter, Raghava Reddy withdrew his bail application, the ED counsel said.

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