Supreme Court Rejects Chandrababu Naidu’s Plea to Quash FIR in Skill Development Corporation Scam Case

New Delhi: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s petition seeking quashing of an FIR against him in the Skill Development Corporation scam case was rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. But the apex court delivered a split verdict on prior sanction to prosecute the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

A Bench of Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Bela M Trivedi, which upheld the remand order passed by a magistrate’s court and the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s decision dismissing his plea for quashing of the FIR, differed on the interpretation of Section 17-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The Bench directed that the matter be placed before the CJI for appropriate directions. Now, the CJI will set up a larger Bench for an authoritative pronouncement on the legal issues involved in the matter.

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