Andhra Pradesh HC grants interim bail to Chandrababu Naidu on medical grounds

Naidu was arrested on September 9 in connection with skill development scam

PTI5_17_2019_000108B N. Chandrababu Naidu | PTI

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday granted interim bail of four weeks to former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu in connection with the skill development scam case.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief has been in jail for over 50 days after the police arrested him for his alleged involvement in the Rs 371 crore-scam involving the state skill development corporation during the party's rule between 2014 and 2019.

Advocates representing Naidu had informed the court that he has to undergo cataract surgery. The court said Naidu should surrender before the Superintendent of the central prison in Rajamahendravaram on or before November 28.

Earlier, the HC had rejected Naidu's plea seeking to quash the corruption case.

Naidu was arrested on September 9. He was booked under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, and also charged under the sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offences of criminal conspiracy, public servant disobeying law, public servant framing an incorrect document, cheating, forgery, causing disappearance of evidence and offering bribe to a public servant, according to reports.

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