Jasti Naga Bhushan, the son of former Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar, has been appointed as the Additional Advocate General for Andhra Pradesh.
The law department of the Andhra Pradesh government issued a notification on Wednesday notifying Bhushan’s appointment as the Additional Advocate General.
The Supreme Court had recently dismissed the plea filed by G. S. Mani and Anti-Corruption Council of India Trust seeking action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister had caused a sensation in judicial circles when he wrote to the Chief Justice of India S. A. Bobde, alleging improper conduct by Supreme Court judge Justice N. V. Ramana. Reddy had accused Justice Ramana of intervening in legal matters to protect the interests of the Telugu Desam Party and its president, and his predecessor, N. Chandrababu Naidu. His allegations are even more sensational considering that Justice Ramana is in line to become the next chief justice of India.
The letter referred to the period when Justice Ramana was a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The chief minister’s allegations referred to land deals in the state capital Amaravati, which had come under judicial scrutiny, and claimed that Justice Ramana had interfered in these cases. The letter was made public on October 10, when the chief minister’s principal adviser Ajeya Kallam, shared it with the media, while refusing to take any questions.