The Andhra Pradesh ACB department had filed cases against former Advocate General Dummalapati Srinivas, with respect to the illegal land procurement activities in Amaravati, during the term of the TDP government.
An investigation was to be done in this regard, but the High Court of Andhra Pradesh issued a Gag order on the issue, and also ordered that no information regarding the case be revealed to the media. The YSRCP government raised severe objections to the HC’s verdict, and has now approached the Supreme Court.
Probably for the first time, the Supreme Court has provided some relief to the YSRCP government, by issuing a stay order on the gag orders issued by the HC. While approaching the SC, the AP government questioned how it was ethical of the HC to issue gag orders on something where there was clear evidence that discrepancies took place.
Of course, many legal experts criticised the AP HC’s verdict when it was officially released, with some saying that a few people are leading the AP judiciary in the wrong path.
After the SC’s verdict, members of the YSRCP have begun saying that the SC has put a check to the TDP government’s illegal ways, and that all the facts would come out very soon. However, fact remains that these very members would have spoken in a completely opposite manner, had the verdict not come out in favor of their view.