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Ex-CM Chandrababu Naidu non-cooperative during questioning, claims AP police

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AMARAVATI, Sept 10: The Crime Investigation Department which arrested TDP supremo N
Chandrababu Naidu in the skill development corporation scam case has said the former chief minister
was non-cooperative during questioning and replied vaguely saying he did not remember certain issues.
Naidu was produced in an Anti-Corruption Bureau court in Vijayawada on Sunday morning amid tight
security, a day after being arrested in a case of alleged corruption.
Seeking his judicial custody, the remand report said though the officials arranged a chopper to take him
to Vijayawada from Nandyal where he was arrested, the Leader of the Opposition refused. The convoy
was obstructed several times by TDP cadres which is an indication of intimidating law enforcement
officials by virtue of his position.
“He was asked questions based on the note files, which form part of the evidence in this case diary. But
to all the questions he was non-cooperative and replied vaguely that he could not recollect the facts. In
this regard, the report was drafted in the presence of the mediators and duly attested by him,” the
report said.
The CID report further said after reaching the office of the CID, Naidu was questioned about his role in
the offences in the presence of mediators. He was given breaks as per his request to consult a legal
counsel, to meet the members of his family and have food and refreshments.
It said the TDP chief is not a flight risk.
The CID alleged that Chandrababu Naidu and the Telugu Desam Party were the “end beneficiaries” of
the misappropriated funds.
The CID named G Subba Rao and K Lakshminarayana, former government employees, as A1 and A2
respectively in the case. According to the remand report submitted to the court, Naidu was named as
Accused 37 (A37) in the case.
Naidu was arrested in a pre-dawn operation on Saturday at Nandyal for his alleged role in a multi-crore
Skill Development Corporation scam, which involved officers knocking on the door of the caravan in
which he was sleeping.
The former CM was arrested by the CID around 6 am on Saturday from a marriage hall (outside which
his caravan was parked) at Gnanapuram in Nandyal.
The CID chief N Sanjay had said Naidu was the “principal conspirator” in the case. (PTI)

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