Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy murder case: SC stays HC order to release Gangi Reddy on bail on July 1

A view of Supreme Court of Inida, in New Delhi. File

A view of Supreme Court of Inida, in New Delhi. File
| Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

The Supreme Court on May 26 stayed a Telangana High Court order to release Yerra Gangi Reddy — the top accused within the Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy murder case — on bail on July 1.

A Vacation Bench of Justices J.Ok. Maheshwari and P.S. Narasimha handed the order on the root of a petition filed by way of Vivekananda Reddy’s daughter Suneetha Narreddy, represented by way of senior suggest Siddharth Luthra.

Ms. Narreddy highlighted that the Telangana High Court order on April 27 used to be out of personality, because it had first cancelled the accused’s bail, asking him to give up on May 5, simplest to upload that he will have to be launched on bail on July 1.

‘Bad precedent’

The CBI, which is investigating the murder case, supported Ms. Narreddy’s plea in a testimony. In an previous listening to, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain had termed the portion within the High Court order regarding Mr. Yerra Gangi Reddy’s release on July 1 a “Frankenstein”. Mr. Jain stated that the High Court order cancelling an current bail after which ordering the accused’s release on a pre- scheduled date — July 1 — used to be the “eighth marvel in bail jurisprudence”.

The High Court had on the time reasoned that because the Supreme Court had given the CBI time until June 30 to entire the investigation into the murder case, there used to be no level in denying the accused his liberty past that time of time.

In its affidavit, the CBI stated that the High Court order used to be a “bad precedent”.

‘Larger conspiracy’

Listing the case once more on July 14, the Vacation Bench recorded that (*1*).

In November 2022, the Supreme Court had transferred the investigation to the CBI to probe the “larger conspiracy” at the back of the murder.

Former Minister Vivekananda Reddy used to be an uncle of the present Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy. He used to be discovered stabbed to demise at his place of abode in Pulivendula, Kadapa district, in March 2019.

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