Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], October 5 (ANI): The ACB Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearings on the bail and custody petitions of Chandrababu Naidu in the Skill Development case till October 5, Pramod Dhube, his advocate said.
“Arguments were heard from both sides in today’s sessions,” he said.
The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on September 9 in connection with the multi-crore skill development scam case.
TDP National General Secretary Nara Lokesh Tuesday said the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was implicating Opposition leaders in false cases and his father’s arrest was nothing but a political witch-hunt.
Lokesh, along with his party supporters on Monday, staged a hunger strike at Lodhi Estate in Delhi against the arrest of Chandrababu Naidu.
From candle marches to rallies, TDP workers have been demanding the release of Chandrababu Naidu by venting their outrage across the country.
The arrest of the TDP chief has led to a political firestorm in the state, with several TDP leaders alleging that the former was arrested on ‘false corruption charges’.
Earlier, Chandrababu’s wife Bhuvaneshwari offered special prayers at St. Paul’s Lutheran church at Jampet, Rajahmundry for the release of the TDP chief.
People also gathered inside the church with banners in their hands, condemning the arrest of Naidu. (ANI).