Naidu's Skill Development Corp case: SC defers hearing on quashing of FIR
TDP chief's plea deferred to October 9
The Supreme Court on Tuesday (October 3) posted the hearing on TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu’s plea seeking to dismiss the FIR against him in Skill Development Corporation scam, to October 9.
Naidu’s petition challenged the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s dismissal of his plea requesting quashing of the FIR against him.
During Tuesday’s hearing, a bench of justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi also asked the Andhra Pradesh government to furnish the entire compilation of documents which were there before the high court.
Naidu’s plea was adjourned last week after Justice SVN Bhatti, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, recused from hearing the case.
Naidu was arrested on September 9, for allegedly misappropriating funds from the Skill Development Corporation, which resulted in a purported loss of over ₹300 crore to the state exchequer.
He moved the Supreme Court on September 22 challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order dismissal of his petition to quash the FIR against him in the case.
The court while dismissing Naidu’s plea had said that it would be improper to interfere in investigation into the FIR as it is in its final stages with about 140 witnesses examined and 4000 documents collected.