Avinash Destroyed Evidence: CBI Informs Court!

Mon Mar 13 2023 18:49:09 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Telangana High Court heard the petition filed by Kadapa YCP MP Avinash Reddy requesting direction to stop the CBI from taking action against him. CBI submitted details including audiography and videography on Avinash's questioning in a sealed cover. 10 documents, 35 witnesses, and a few photos were submitted. CBI also handed over the letter found at the location and the FSL report. The agency also said that they are questioning Avinash under 160 CRP and he did not attend the questioning through the court and he came only with the notices of the investigating agencies.

CBI told the court that Avinash's statement was recorded through audio and video. The agency also said that Avinash had a role in destroying the evidence in the case. CBI requested the court to not grant directives to stop action against Avinash. After hearing the arguments, the court said that no action should be taken against him. The court reserved its verdict.

The aspect of YS Avinash Reddy's father YS Bhaskar Reddy's questioning was also mentioned in the court. When CBI was asked why he was called to Kadapa when the investigation was going on in Hyderabad, CBI said it did not call him.

On the other hand, the High Court became serious on Avinash Reddy holding a press meeting at the CBI office. The Court asked why the press meet was held when the probe was going on.

On the other hand, Avinash Reddy's lawyers argued that there is CBI's hand behind Vivekananda Reddy's daughter Suniths's implead petition. They also said that there is political pressure behind the allegations. They mentioned that Sunitha who was positive in the state started allegations a year later. Lawyers also stressed the point that the CBI is not probing the role of Viveka's son-in-law and second wife Shameem. They requested the court that the probe should be held considering all factors. The Court reserved its verdict on this.

Avinash's lawyers said that Avinash should be freed from questioning in the wake of the Parliament session and asking to consider the request. “You only file a petition and say there is a parliament session. The order might be given tomorrow,” the court said. Saying that they cannot interfere in the questioning, the bench told the lawyer to approach CBI if they want relief.