Observing that the comments made against the judiciary by some ruling YSRCP leaders on social media were perilous to democracy, Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday handed over the case to CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). The court gave two months time to the CBI to submit a report.
The bench further remarked that the CID’s apathy prompts one to doubt if it was being done to protect the accused. The HC bench expressed anguish over the state government for filing cases against the ruling party leaders who made derogatory remarks.
It can be noted that Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram, Deputy Chief Minister Narayana Swamy, MPs V Vijayasai Reddy and Nandigam Suresh are the leaders who amounted to an attack on the judiciary. It all started with the impatient YRSCP key leaders making derogatory remarks on the judicial system followed by a series of setbacks at the High Court.
MP and key YSRCP leader’s remarks turned the controversy buzz on after stating that it was unfortunate that courts are hindering the investigation into scams. “As lawmakers, we have the right to raise the issue in Parliament and speak about the functioning of the judiciary in AP.”
Including speaker Thammineni, the number of YSRCP leaders were seen openly criticising the HC after their request for a CBI probe into the ‘Amaravati scam’ was rejected by the High Court.