NIA Special Court, Hyderabad, grants bail to the three accused charged under draconian UAPA.
NIA special court firmly stood on asserting its previous judgements of granting bail to the three accused in a NIA case filed against them charging under the draconian provisions of UAPA. This is despite the NIA challenging the earlier bail orders granted to them by the NIA Special Court, by preferring a bail cancellation appeal in the TS High Court and the High Court after hearing the elaborate arguments advanced by the NIA Counsel and the Counsel for the Accused – Sri V.Pattabhi, Senior Counsel, assisted by Sri Nandigama Krishna Rao and Sri Raghunath, remitted the matter to the NIA Special Court asking it to consider the bail petitions afresh, taking into consideration the provisions of Section 43 (d)(5) of the USAP, which makes it impossible for bail to be granted.
The IV Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge cum Special Court for NIA, Hyderabad heard the matters afresh, and upon hearing the arguments by Senior Counsel Sri V. Pattabhi, and assisted by Sri Nandigama krishna Rao and Sri V. Raghunath the Counsel for the accused, and after hearing the Senior Public Prosecutor for NIA, granted bail to all the three accused viz., Nalamasa Krishna, Menchu Sandeep who are advocates and bandari Maddileti journalist by three separate orders dated 15.9.2020, 28.9.2020 and 21.8.2020 respectively. The Special Court thus confirmed its earlier orders of granting bail, by now dealing with Section 43 D(5)of UAPA reiterating that no prima facie case as required to deny bail was made out against each of the accused.