HYDERABAD: The CBI court on Friday postponed the bail petition of IAS officer BP Acharya, an accused in the Emaar scam case, to Monday for further hearing. Arguing for Acharya, his counsel V Surendar Rao said, since the key accused in the case, Koneru Rajendra Prasad, had already been granted bail by the AP high court, his client should also be given bail. “The question of tampering with the evidence does not arise as the CBI had filed the chargesheet in the case six months ago,” Acharya’s counsel told court.
Srinivas Reddy seeks bail
BV Srinivas Reddy, an accused in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) case, filed his fourth bail plea in the CBI court on Friday. The CBI has been opposing his bail plea on the ground that Gali Janardhan Reddy’s personal assistant Ali Khan’s examination was not yet over. But since Khan is now in CBI custody and the chargesheet in OMC case has already been filed, Reddy wanted court togrant him bail.
SC puts off hearing in Vakapalli gangrape case
The Supreme Court on Friday suspended for six weeks the order of AP high court directing the Paderu trial court to begin proceedings against the accused cops in the Vakapalli tribal women gangrape case. The SC made this interim order while hearing a plea filed by the accused cops who felt aggrieved by the HC order. The SC issued notices to the authorities and the complainants before admitting the plea and directed that responses be filed.