Telangana HC Jolt To IT Grids Ashok Dakavaram

Chandrababu Naidu Ashok Dakavaram, Lokesh - Sakshi Post

IT Grids CEO Ashok Dakavaram, who is the prime suspect in the eyes of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Telangana government to probe the data breach case involving sensitive information of citizens of both states, received a jolt from the Telangana High court in Hyderabad.

Ashok had submitted a quash petition seeking proceedings against him instituted by the Telangana police to be quashed and the case transferred to Andhra Pradesh. The IT Grids India CEO's lawyer argued that his client had been falsely implicated in the case. Dismissing these arguments, the Telangana High Court directed Ashok Dakavaram to present himself before the SIT and offer explanation and cooperate with the investigation. The High Court directed Ashok on Monday to reply to the notices issued to him by the Telanagna Police and posted the case for further hearing to Wednesday, March 20.

Ashok's lawyer argued earlier that the case fell within the purview of Andhra Pradesh and should therefore be transferred from Telangana, but the High court did not agree with him and instead asked the CEO of IT Grids to reply to the notices of the Cyberabad police. Ashok Dakavaram's lawyer said that his client was not in a position to reply to these notices at present to which the High Court said that he must give his responses without fail.

It is learnt that Ashok is to appear before the sIT constituted by the Andhra Pradesh government. The fact that chief minister Chandrababu Naidu himself announced that the IT Grids India CEO would emerge in two to three days lends credence to this widely held belief.

It may be pointed out that the TDP is following the exact sequence of steps which it took when the notes for votes case broke out in 2015. Back then, accused Mathaiah escaped to Andhra Pradesh and filed a case against Telangana Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao from Vijayawada. Mathaiah was backed to the hilt by the AP police, much the same way in which they are now shielding Ashok Dakavaram. The IT Grids India CEO also fled to AP and claimed just as Mathaiah did that he was falsely implicated in a case and sought quashing of the same.

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