AP govt to knock the doors of SC on Ex-AG case
The Government of Andhra Pradehs appears to settle the issue surfaced at high court by knocking the door of Supreme court of India. Actually the gag orders issued by the high court of Andhrapradesh has irked the government and now the YS Jaganmohan Reddy led AP government wants to clear the issue at supreme court. The government also opposing the gag order prohibiting the media from publishing the contents of the First Information Report (FIR) filed by the ACB in the Dammalapati case. The media organisations described it as gagging the freedom of press, circumscribing of free speech rights not envisaged by the constitution. The Indian Journalists’ Union also registered its protest against the gag order. Ap government on approached the Supreme Court on the case booked by ACB against former advocate general Dammalapati and 11 others including two daughters of Supreme court sitting judge in the Amaravati multi crore land scam. As announced earlier by the party senior leader Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy, the state government had filed a special leave petition(SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging the state high court order stalling the ACB investigation into the alleged land purchases made by Dammalapati and others. The AP government is expecting the SC would take up the petition and abolish the orders given by the high court. The high court order asking the media not to report the FIR kicked up a huge debate in the media and legal fraternity, drawing criticism from top media persons all over India.