Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court on Sunday (September 10) in the alleged Skill Development Corporation scam case.
Former Chief Minister Naidu will be kept in Rajahmundry Central Jail for 14 days. In view of this, Section 144 has been imposed around the jail.
He was taken to the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada for medical examination at 3.40 pm on Saturday (8 September). Before this he was interrogated for about 10 hours.
The CID team had arrested former Union Minister Naidu at around 6 am on Saturday (September 9) from outside the RK Function Hall at Gnanapuram in Nandyal city.
Naidu was arrested when he was sleeping in his bus equipped with all facilities.
N Chandrababu Naidu’s party TDP, meanwhile, wrote on social media about the entire matter that false cases were registered against Naidu. People are with him.
CID said that N Chandrababu Naidu did not cooperate during interrogation. He gave vague answers to our questions and said that he did not remember some things.
Naidu was asked questions on the basis of the note files which form part of the evidence related to this ‘case diary’, but he did not cooperate while answering the questions and replied vaguely that he did not remember the facts.
Government advisor S Ramakrishna Reddy said the police are not required to give notice before arrest in cases of economic offences. He said that even if the name of the accused is not mentioned in the FIR, there is no need to give notice.
Andhra Pradesh Police on Saturday had described Naidu as the main conspirator in the alleged Skill Development Corporation scam.
It is alleged that the state government suffered a loss of Rs 300 crore due to this alleged scam.