SC issues notices to CBI, AP over plea for transfer of YS Viveka murder case

Sunitha sought the transfer of the murder case to Telanagna from Andhra Pradesh

YS Vivekananda Reddy

AMARAVATI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Andhra Pradesh Government in response to a petition filed over the murder of YS Vivekananda Reddy, the uncle of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. The petition was filed by Dr Sunitha, the daughter of the slain leader.

In the petition, Sunitha sought the transfer of the murder case to Telanagna from Andhra Pradesh.

The counsel for Sunitha, while contending that there was no progress in the investigation by the CBI, alleged that the accused in the case were out on bail and moving around freely. Sunitha, in her petition sought proper action in the case while expressing her doubts over the possibility of evidence being tampered.

A Supreme Court bench comprising Justice MR Shah and Justice Krishna Murari heard the petition. Advocate Siddhartha Luthra, representing Sunitha, put forth the arguments raising apprehensions about the investigation. The petitioner also brought to the notice of the court that the Andhra Pradesh government was not providing the required assistance to the CBI.

The apex court, in response to the claims of the petitioner, issued notices to the CBI and the AP government. It ordered the CBI and AP government to furnish their response to the concerns raised by Sunitha and posted the matter to October 14 for next hearing.

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