Dhulipalla gets interim relief from custody

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh high court suspended the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court’s order granting police custody of Dhulipalla Narendra Kumar till Monday in some respite for the former TDP legislator. Narendra Kumar and other accused moved a house motion petition late Saturday night for an urgent hearing and got interim relief from police custody.
Narendra Kumar, along with Sangam Dairy managing director Gopala Krishnan and former cooperative department employee Gurunatham, was arrested by ACB over allegations of misappropriation of government land and sent to judicial remand.
Later, the ACB moved a petition before the special ACB court which granted four days of custody on April 30. ACB took the accused into custody for questioning on Saturday morning from Rajahmundry central jail.
Narendra Kumar challenged the ACB court order to send them to judicial remand before the high court and also filed a separate petition to quash the case. The high court had dismissed the petition challenging judicial remand and issued notices to ACB in the quash petition.
On Saturday, the accused moved a house motion petition challenging police custody. They argued that the ACB arrested them after claiming that they have arrested them based on the evidence acquired in the enquiry conducted. Seeking police custody is in contradiction to the claim of ACB and the order giving custody needs to be set aside, argued the accused.
Considering the arguments of the petitioners, Justice R Raghunandan Rao gave interim relief by suspending police custody and posted further hearing of the matter to Monday.


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