NEW DELHI: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday told the Supreme Court that the state government was implicating him in different cases at a time when elections are round the corner but the state said that it cannot put “blinkers” to his misdeeds when he was governing the state.

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While pleading for anticipatory bail in Fibernet scam case in which Naidu was to be produced before the trial court on October 16, senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing for the former CM, told a bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi that the state should be restrained from arresting his client till the court decides on his plea.
Luthra said the apex court hearing in skill development case would have a bearing on other cases also as issue of sanction is common and pleaded that ex-CM be protected till the issue is settled. But his plea was strongly objected by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who submitted that the matter is before the trial court, which can take a call. He refuted the allegation of implicating Naidu and told the court that the state government cannot put blinkers on its eyes to the irregularities done during his tenure as CM.

As the apex court posted the hearing for October 17, the bench asked the state to hold its hand and not arrest him in Fibernet scam case. Rohatgi assured the court that he would instruct that no arrest be done on Monday and to seek adjournment in trial court, which had issued production warrant against Naidu.
The Andhra Pradesh HC had on October 9 dismissed Naidu’s bail plea and rejected the argument that the case was a motivated one.

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