ESI scam: AP High Court cancels TDP MLA Atchannaidu bail petition
The AP High Court on Wednesday turned down the bail plea of TDP MLA Atchannaidu, who was arrested by the ACB in the Rs 150 crore ESI scam. The bail petitions of A1 Ramesh Kumar, Subba Rao, and Murali, the then personal assistant of Labour Minister Pithani Satyanarayana, were also struck down by the High Court.
Lawyers of Atchannaidu have requested the High Court to grant bail on health grounds. The ACB lawyers argued in the High Court that the accused would influence the witnesses if bail granted to them.