The hearing of the second bail petition filed by former TDP minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, the main accused
in the Bowenpally kidnaping case
, was adjourned by a local court till Monday, January 18.
The accused had filed her bail application for the second consecutive time after her first plea was rejected by a Secunderabad court
In both her petitions, she had told the courts that she was not doing well, and urged the benches to grant her bail on medical grounds.
While the advocates representing the former minister thought that she would receive bail in the sensational case this time around, the concerned court did not accept the petition, and instead issued orders to the police to file their counter to Priya's application.
It then adjourned the case till the next week.
At the hearing of her first unsuccessful petition, Priya was remanded to three days of police custody after the police filed a petition in the court seeking to oppose her bail plea. She was then sent to judicial remand to the Chanchalguda prison after the stipulated three-day custody.
Meanwhile, the husband of the former minister, Bhargav Ram, who is the second accused in the case is still absconding.
The minister has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of businessman Praveen Rao and his two brothers. The trio was abducted from their residence in Bowenpally by a group of ten, who had barged into their house posing as income tax officials. Reports indicate that at the root of the bizarre case lies a land conflict that went awry.