Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of FIR against him in the multi-crore skill development corporation scam, a day after Andhra Pradesh High Court rejected his petition.
The petition challenged the Anti-Corruption Board Court order remanding him to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the alleged scam and claimed that no case is made out against him as the project is up and running and it could not be said that public money was misappropriated, according to a report by LiveLaw. However, the AP High Court said the petition is "devoid of merit" and that it cannot interfere when the investigation is reaching its finality.
Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Telugu Desam Party Chief, Chandrababu Naidu was arrested by the CID on September 2, in connection with an alleged Rs 371 crore fraud case involving siphoning off funds from Skill Development Corporation. The case dates back to 2014. a court in Vijayawada had granted custody of Naidu to the CID for two days - September 23 and September 24.