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Naidu to be in jail for two more weeks

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PNS | Vijayawada

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu will have to remain in Rajahmundry central jail for two more weeks in the alleged skill development scam case. A special court for Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases in Vijayawada on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Naidu till November 1, as the earlier judicial remand which was extended on October 5 by two more weeks ended on Thursday.

The authorities of Rajahmundry central jail, where he was lodged, produced him before ACB court judge Justice Hima Bindu through virtual mode. After enquiring about Naidu’s condition in the jail, Justice Hima Bindu extended the judicial remand to November 1, after taking into consideration a memorandum submitted by the CID seeking extension of the judicial custody.

This was the fourth time that Naidu’s remand was extended. Earlier, it ended on September 22 and it was extended by two more days.

On September 24, the remand was extended again till October 5 and later to October 19. Now, it has been extended till November 1.

Meanwhile, the bail petition filed by Naidu in the skill development case came up for hearing in the state high court on Thursday. Supreme Court lawyer Siddharth Luthra submitted a memo in the high court about the health condition of Naidu. He explained the recommendations made by the doctors on the health condition of Naidu and said he has been facing severe health issues within the jail. He requested that Naidu be given interim bail for two weeks.

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