A local couert here on Monday granted bail to K.Venkat Reddy, an accused in CBI joint director V V Lakshminarayana phone call data leak case, but rejected the anticipatory bail petition of suspended Nacharam police inspector M Srinivas Rao, accused in the case of leak of data of the phone calls made by V Chandrabala, a friend of Lakshminarayana.
Venka Reddy had been arrested earlier by the CID for lodging a complaint with the Maharashtra police seeking the call data of Lakshminarayana on the ground that he was receiving threatening calls from the CBI officials phone . Reddy is an employee of K Raghu Ramakrishna Raju.
Venkat Reddy pleaded before the court that the investigating agency had completed its investigation during the five-day custody and he had been taken to Mumbai as part of the investigation. Granting bail to him, the court asked him to give a personal bond and two sureties. In a related development, the court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of suspended inspector Srinivas Rao.
Fourth metropolitan sessions court additional public prosecutor B Yugandhar Rao said the court dismissed the petition, saying the petitioner had misused his position as a police officer and fraudulently obtained the call data.