Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, industrialist and relative of Rajya Sabha member KVP Ramachandra Rao, on Wednesday withdrew his writ appeal challenging a single judge’s order dismissing his petition for quashing the criminal case filed against him by the police based on a complaint by CBI joint director VV Lakshminarayana in connection with the phone call list leak issue.
A division of the High Court comprising acting chief justice PC Ghose and justice Vilas V Afzulpurkar dismissed the writ appeal as withdrawn when Raghu Rama’s counsel requested the court to allow its withdrawal as the petitioner had decided to file a review petition against the single judge’s order.
It may be recalled that Raghu Rama had earlier filed a petition in the High Court requesting to stay the criminal proceedings filed against him by the police at the instance of the CBI joint director. The case was registered against him under various sections of the Telegraph Act and Information Technology Act.
Justice KC Bhanu made it clear that the court would not intervene when the police investigation was in progress. He also found fault with the petitioner for filing the case under Section 226 instead of under Section 482 of CrPC, and termed it abuse of law.