YSR Congress Lok Sabha MP Y S Avinash Reddy on Tuesday appeared before the CBI here in connection with the murder of former Andhra Pradesh Minister Y S Vivekananda Reddy in 2019. Avinash Reddy appeared for the fourth time before the central agency, which is probing the murder case.
The Telangana High Court on Monday had reserved orders in the applications filed by Avinash Reddy seeking directions to the central agency not to take any coercive steps against him in the case and a stay on his further examination. The court also extended the interim orders, directing the CBI not to arrest the MP till the pronouncement of the order. Vivekananda Reddy, an uncle of incumbent CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, was found murdered at his residence in Pulivendula, on the night of March 15, 2019,
we eks before the Assembly elections in the state.
The case was initially probed by a special investigation team (SIT) of the state Criminal Investigation Department, but was handed over to the CBI in July 2020.
The CBI filed a charge sheet in the murder case on October 26, 2021, and followed it up with a supplementary charge sheet on January 31, 2022.