High Court stays action on red-corner notice against KVP Ramachandra Rao
April 28, 2014 - Hyderabad
The Andhra Pradesh High Court dealing with a petition filed by Rajya Sabha member Dr. KVP Ramachandra Rao directed the CID not to take action on the red-corner notice and arrest warrant till further directions were issued by the Court.
The court heard the arguments today on the petition filed by KVP. The CID submitted the red-corner notice received by it to the Court and said that they are waiting for an arrest warrant from CBI. The Court issued notices to Centre, CBI and foreign affairs ministry and directed them to file counters. The Court also directed them to let it know the reason for issuing a provisional arrest of KVP Ramachandra Rao.
The court further said that under article 21 of the Constitution, the issuance of red-corner notice is violative and said that the Supreme Court judgements were very clear in earlier occasions. It futher added that there are differences in our laws and that of abroad and said it is not correct to implement foreign laws in our country.
It may be recalled that the Rajya Sabha MP Ramachandra Rao on Friday approached the Court seeking to stay arrest for his alleged involvement in titanium mining licence scam. The petitioner through his senior counsel S Satyanarayana Prasad contended that he had nothing to do with the alleged scam and that the US laws would not be applicable to the offences alleged to have been committed in India.