Former Justice J Sravan Kumar has withdrawn his Public Interest Litigation
(PIL) against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the latter's son IT Minister N Lokesh.
In the PIL, Kumar had alleged that the father-son duo had indulged in corruption to the tune of Rs 23,000 crores, and sought a CBI and an ED inquiry into the same.
Kumar withdrew his petition when the High Court asked him to come with full details of the case. The court asked the petitioner to furnish the full details of the companies that he mentioned in his petition. The petitioner informed the court that the officials were not giving information though he sought information through the RTI Act.
The petitioner had filed the PIL in the High Court on Tuesday alleging that Chandrababu Naidu and Lokesh Naidu had indulged in serious corruption in the IT ministry, along with APNRT chairman Vemuri Ravi Kumar and former IT Minister Palle Raghunath Reddy. He claimed that Chandrababu Naidu had handed over thousands of acres of land to private firms with fake MoUs, and had gotten huge benefits in return.
Kumar had also alleged that Chandrababu Naidu had entered into agreements with companies which were not eligible and which had done nothing in the last four years. He urged the High Court to order an inquiry into his allegations through the CBI and the ED.