SC sets aside Telangana HC order that gave bail to accused after cancelling it

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday set aside a portion of the Telangana top courtroom’s arguable order that granted bail to a person accused of killing former Andhra Pradesh MP YS Vivekananda Reddy. In the April 27 order, the top courtroom cancelled default bail granted in June 2019 to murder accused T Gangi Reddy with rapid impact after which granted him bail with impact from July 1.

A view of Supreme Court of India in New Delhi (HT Photo)
A view of Supreme Court of India in New Delhi (HT Photo)

“We will post these matters in July. The last part of the order directing the special judge (CBI) to enlarge the accused on bail on July 1, 2023 shall remain stayed,” a holiday bench of justices JK Maheshwari and PS Narasimha stated on Friday on a petition filed via YS Vivekananda Reddy’s daughter Suneetha Narreddy.

The bench, which heard Suneetha Narreddy’s plea on May 24 to cancel bail to the person accused of killing her father, frowned at the top courtroom cancelling and granting bail in the similar order.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which was once assigned the case at the orders of the top courtroom previous had additionally supported Narreddy’s plea, announcing it was once faulty and that it “pre-judged, pre-empted and encroached upon the power or discretion of the Supreme Court under Article 142.”

The company stated that the top courtroom order amounted to “temporary suspension of bail” for a length until July 1 and was once handed with out taking into consideration the grave fees towards Gangi Reddy, who was once discovered via the top courtroom to have threatened and intimidated witnesses whilst on bail.

In its arguable order of April 27, the top courtroom directed Gangi Reddy to give up on or earlier than May 5. “On his surrender, he shall be remanded to judicial custody till June 30, 2023 which is the outer limit fixed by the Supreme Court for completion of investigation by CBI,” it stated.

“In case, the accused … fails to surrender before the court concerned on or before the said date, CBI is at liberty to take him into custody..,” it added.

The top courtroom additionally stated that “the (trial) court … is directed to enlarge the petitioner on bail on July 1, 2023, on his executing a personal bond for a sum of 1 lakh with two sureties for the like sum each to the satisfaction of the said court.”

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