HYDERABAD: YSR Congress honorary president and Pulivendula MLA YS Vijayamma, on Friday, filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the AP High Court’s decision to dismiss her plea for an inquiry by CBI and other central agencies into alleged disproportionate assets of former chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and others. The matter is likely to come up for hearing after the court reopens after vacation beginning Saturday.
It may be recalled that the High Court division bench comprising justice G Rohini and justice Ashutosh Mohunta on February 16 dismissed the public interest petition of Vijayamma, widow of the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, seeking CBI probe into alleged disproportionate assets of Chandrababu Naidu.
The bench declared the order issued by another division bench on November 14, 2011, ordering a preliminary inquiry by the CBI against Naidu and others, to be a violation of the principles of natural justice.
It observed that there was political rivalry between YSR Congress and TDP and the present writ petition appeared to be a counter attack to the investigation ordered against the petitioner’s son (Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy). The petition amounted to abuse of the process of court in the guise of a PIL, it remarked.
Vijayamma, in her 45-pages petition before the Apex Court, asked whether it was appropriate for the HC bench to dismiss her petition when another bench had earlier ordered an enquiry into the issue. She said she had ‘doubts’ against justice Rohini and urged that the petition be not heard by the judge. However, a bench headed by justice Rohini dismissed the petition, she said.