Dammalapati pleads with court to direct participants not to take any coercive action
Dammalapati pleads with court to direct respondents not to take any coercive action
Dammalapati Srinivas, previous Advocate-General (A-G) of Andhra Pradesh federal government, who was named in a case by the ACB in the purchase of lands in Amaravati, submitted a petition in the High Court praying for a direction to the respondents not to take coercive actions like arrest/ detention in any query/ investigation being conducted.
He likewise looked for a direction to the respondents to continue such inquiry/ examination under the strict guidance of the High Court or a retired judge of the High Court.
Besides, the former A-G appealed to the court to direct the participants to pay an affordable amount as payment for intimidating and triggering mental harassment.
In his affidavit, Mr. Srinivas mentioned that his writ petition emanated from the ‘despotic rule’ of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who bore an individual animosity for sending him to incarceration for his actions, which he was using the police for personal biddings.
‘ Not privy to any info’
He submitted to the court that he was not privy to info on the area of the capital city by virtue of him being the A-G at that time and he did not sell any land or properties on the basis of such info which he is said to have actually received through his workplace or otherwise.
Mr. Srinivas further discussed that some of his submissions to the erstwhile High Court of Andhra Pradesh in the CBI case on investments allegedly made by numerous personal business and individuals in Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s organizations as part of a quid pro quo arrangement in exchange of favours said to be done by Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy government, prompted today Chief Minister to personally target him.
Another factor for being reviled, Mr. Srinivas declared, was his representation of previous Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the High Court of AP with regard to the charges levelled on Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy by former Minister P. Shankar Rao and three TDP leaders.
Besides, Mr. Srinivas informed the court that he likewise represented opposition celebration leaders, different media houses and reporters against today federal government and helping the High Court as a court officer in matters of public interest.