Supreme Court directs Magunta Reddy to surrender in Delhi Liquor scam case, modifies interim bail granted by Delhi HC

The Supreme Court directed Magunta Raghava Reddy, son of Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) MP Magunta Srinivasulu and accused in the Delhi Excise Policy scam case, to surrender on June 12.

The Vacation Bench of Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Rajesh Bindal, while refusing to set aside the the Delhi High Court order that granted 15-day interim bail to Reddy, modified the same.

Noting that the purpose for which Reddy had been released for, which was to take care of his maternal grandmother who had slipped and was now in the ICU, could be served by June 12.

The Enforcement Directorate, which had arrested Reddy in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam case, had challenged the High Court verdict giving interim bail to the accused.

ASG SV Raju, appearing for the ED, argued that the interim bail was a ploy on part of Reddy to stay out of jail as his regular bail had already been rejected by a Special Court and his second attempt at interim bail, which he had filed on account of his wife's sickness, had also failed because soon as the High Court ordered evaluation in the matter, Reddy withdrew his bail application.