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    Andhra court dismisses anticipatory bail plea by TDP’s Nara Lokesh in Amaravati Inner Ring Road scam case

    The Hawk
    September29/ 2023
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    TDP’s Nara Lokesh Amaravati

    Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday dismissed the anticipatory bail petition by Telugu Desam Party general secretary Nara Lokesh in the Amaravati Inner Ring Road scam case.
    The court has also directed police to serve a notice under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

    CID officials have registered an FIR against TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh in the scam.
    Nara Lokesh's legal team had filed an anticipatory bail petition in the Andhra High Court prior to the 41A Notice but the court dismissed the bail petition and instructed Nara Lokesh to cooperate with CID officials in the case.
    The 41A notice instructs Nara Lokesh to appear before a police officer for further investigation in the case.
    The CID alleged in a memo that Lokesh tried to benefit by changing the order of the inner ring road and also played a key role in the scam.
    The CID alleges corrupt activities were committed by highly placed officials in the Andhra government between 2014 to 2019 regarding the designing of master plan of Andhra Pradesh's capital city Amaravati and the alignment of Ring Road and arterial roads. Lokesh was named accused number 14 in the case.