The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Court in Vijayawada agreed with the CID’s argument in the case on Tuesday and rejected house remand for Chandrababu Naidu.
N Chandrababu, the leader of the Telugu Desam Party, was detained on Saturday. According to Andhra Pradesh CID Chief N Sanjay, who was quoted by news agency PTI, he was detained in connection with a fraud case involving the embezzlement of funds from the Skill Development Corporation, which cost the state government Rs 300 crore.
On Sunday, a local court in Vijayawada remanded Chandrababu Naidu in judicial custody for 14 days.
The former chief minister is lodged in the Rajamahendravaram central prison in the East Godavari district. The ACB Court directed the superintendent of Rajamahendravaram central prison to accommodate 73-year-old Naidu separately in view of the purported threat to his life. The former CM is a Z-plus category security protectee.