The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay an Andhra Pradesh High Court order asking the CBI to conduct an enquiry into alleged disproportionate assets of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and several Telugu Desam Party leaders.
The court was hearing petitions filed by senior TDP leader C M Ramesh, Enadu Group chairman Ramoji Rao and TDP MP and chairman of Madhukan Group Nama Nageshwar Rao.
A three-judge Bench led by Justice Dalveer Bhandari however granted the petitioners liberty to approach the High Court seeking vacation of its interim order passed on November 14.
“We are not inclined to interfere with the HC order. The petitioners are granted liberty to move HC for modification or vacating the interim order. The High Court is requested to dispose of the application within 15 days. It shall not be influenced by any of the observations made by this court,” the Bench said.
The order, passed ex parte, was on the basis of a petition of Y S Vijayamma, wife of the late Y S Rajashekara Reddy.