Andhra Pradesh Court Prolongs N. Chandrababu Naidu's Detention Until October 5

Andhra Pradesh Court Prolongs N. Chandrababu Naidu's Detention Until October 5

Andhra Pradesh - TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu's judicial custody, linked to an alleged Skill Development Corporation scam, has been extended until October 5 by the Vijayawada ACB Court.

Previously, Naidu was questioned by CID officials while in jail, and subsequently, these officials requested an extension of his custody for further interrogation. In response, Judge Hima Bindu granted an 11-day extension following a petition from the CID.

Naidu's bail hearing is scheduled for Monday. His initial arrest on September 9 was in connection with suspicions of a scam during his tenure as Chief Minister, and he was placed in judicial custody until September 22 at Rajahmundry Central Jail. The court subsequently extended his custody to September 24.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissed Naidu's appeal to quash the FIR against him. This case revolves around the creation of Centers of Excellence clusters in Andhra Pradesh, estimated to be worth Rs 3300 crore during Naidu's tenure as Chief Minister.

According to CID allegations, this resulted in a scam leading to a Rs. 371 crore loss to the state government. They argue that the full 10 percent government commitment for the project was disbursed before any contribution from private entities. The CID contends that most of this money was channeled to shell companies through fraudulent invoices without any actual delivery of goods or services.

As per the remand report by the CID, the entire expenditure by private entities on six skill development clusters was funded entirely by the government and the Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Centre, amounting to Rs 371 crore.

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