The Andhra Pradesh authorities on Friday advised the Supreme Court docket that it’s agreed for a court-monitored CBI probe into alleged irregularities in land transactions throughout shifting of the state capital to Amaravati.
It urged the courtroom to elevate the keep granted by Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket on the probe by the Particular Investigating Crew (SIT) into the alleged rip-off and permit the investigation to go on within the case.
The Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities had earlier constituted the 10-member SIT, headed by a Deputy Inspector Normal of Police- rank IPS officer, to conduct a complete investigation into varied alleged irregularities, notably the land offers within the Amaravati Capital Area, in the course of the earlier Chandrababu Naidu regime.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy was advised by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, showing for Andhra Pradesh authorities, that they’re comply with a few of the prayers sought by state’s former advocate normal Dammalapati Srinivas earlier than the Excessive Court docket.
“We’re agreeable to a few of the prayers sought by petitioner earlier than the Excessive Court docket (Dammalapati Srinivas). First, we’re agreeable that no coercive motion will likely be taken in opposition to him. Secondly we’re agreeable that courtroom monitored probe needs to be there but it surely needs to be by the CBI, as we’ve earlier requested for the CBI probe but it surely did not occur,” Mr Dhavan mentioned within the transient listening to.
He mentioned that the State solely urged the courtroom that investigation by the SIT needs to be allowed to proceed until the time probe is given to the CBI.
The bench advised Mr Dhavan that it’ll hear the matter on non-miscellaneous day because the courtroom was not obtainable in submit lunch session.
The bench posted the matter for additional listening to on April 7 as prime of the board matter.
The highest courtroom was listening to an attraction filed by Andhra Pradesh authorities via advocate Mahfooz Ahsan Nazki in opposition to the September 15, final yr order of the excessive courtroom.
On November 25, final yr, the highest courtroom had stayed the Excessive Court docket route restraining the media from publishing information concerning an FIR lodged on alleged irregularities in land transactions throughout shifting of the state capital to Amaravati.
It had refused to remain at this stage the opposite instructions of the excessive courtroom together with the keep on probe into the FIR within the matter.
The highest courtroom had not issued discover to chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the attraction because the excessive courtroom had not issued discover to him and had sought responses from others together with the Director Normal of Police of Andhra Pradesh.
It had mentioned that courtroom can be not issuing discover to Srinivas, on whose plea the excessive courtroom had handed the order, as he has appeared earlier than it on caveat.
The report of a Cupboard Sub-Committee on the procedural, authorized and monetary irregularities and fraudulent transactions involved with varied initiatives, together with the problems associated to land within the CRDA area will kind the idea for the SIT probe, the Andhra Pradesh authorities had mentioned.
Andhra Pradesh authorities had earlier argued the excessive courtroom couldn’t have mentioned that no investigation ought to happen within the case and shouldn’t have given instructions that no coercive motion be taken and no gag order might have been handed.
It had contended that the writ petition earlier than the excessive courtroom is “political” and in opposition to the chief minister and relies on dependable sources.