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    CBI interrogates MP Avinash Reddy for second consecutive day in Vivekananda assassination case

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    The CBI is questioning Kadapa MP Y S Avinash Reddy for the second day in a row in former minister YS Vivekananda Reddy’s murder case. Avinash Reddy’s father YS Bhaskar Reddy and another accused Uday Kumar Reddy are also being questioned by the CBI. The CBI team is gathering information from the accused about the reasons for the murder, events of the day when the crime was committed and their movements on the day. Avinash Reddy has to appear daily before the CBI till April 25, as per the direction of the Telangana High Court.

    The court had directed the CBI not to arrest Avinash Reddy till April 25. The final order on the anticipatory bail plea will be delivered on April 25. On Tuesday, the CBI sent Bhaskar Reddy and Uday Kumar Reddy to CBI custody for six days. They will be questioned every day between 9 am and 5 pm. Vivekananda Reddy was murdered at his residence in Pulivendula on March 15, 2019, a few days before the elections.

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    The CBI took over the investigation into the case in 2020 on the direction of Andhra Pradesh High Court while hearing a petition of Vivekananda Reddy’s daughter Suneetha Reddy, who raised suspicion about some relatives. With the Supreme Court setting April 30 as the deadline for the CBI to complete its investigation, the agency has expedited the probe with the arrest of Bhaskar Reddy and Uday Kumar Reddy and questioning of Avinash Reddy.

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