The State YSR Congress-led Government has faced many disagreements with the State High court during the course of being in power. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Saturday, alleged the High court of trying to topple the Government in power in support of the opposition.
Reportedly, the High Court has passed orders against the State Government’s decision on more than 100 cases over the past 16 months. The matter caught fire when recently a land in Amravati, ordered to be investigated due to irregularities regarding land deals during the TDP Government rule was given relief from investigation.
In a letter to Chief Justice of India, S.A. Bobde, written on October 6 but made public only on Saturday, current CM, Jagan Reddy, accused Justice Ramana and Former CM, N Chandrababu Naidu, of being political biases, practicing corruption, and trying to topple his Government. Jagan Reddy also alleged that in order to protect TDP, Justice Ramana is trying to influence the State’s judicial process. CM Reddy also accused the High Court judges of handling cases that are important to TDP and Chandrababu Naidu, in favour of TDP.
Among the list of cases, he emphasized a gag order on media reporting, stopping of investigation in a case involving alleged land deals in which a former advocate general and the Supreme Court judge’s daughter, are accused of corruption.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court, on October 12, ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) regarding defamatory social media posts on its judgments. The notice was issued to 49 leaders and activists of the state’s party in power, YSR Congress Party and the agency was ordered to file cases against everyone who slandered judges. The court’s agitated response to Reddy’s letter to Chief Justice of India came in late but strong. A former police officer, now a leader of TDP, said the social media posts and controversial comments about the same, was a staged situation ‘made with a plan’.
The State High court claims to have reached out to the State Government to initiate investigation about the matter as it portrays the state judiciary under negative light but upon receiving no response from the Criminal Investigation Department of the state police, a request for investigation to CBI was made.