Andhra Land Scam Case Booked

We are restrained from providing further details because of an injunction issued by the Andhra Pradesh high court on Tuesday night.

Note to readers

About an hour after the publication of a story in The Wire providing details of a case registered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Andhra Pradesh pertaining to the sale of land in Amravati – designated as the state’s new capital by the erstwhile N. Chandra Babu Naidu government – we learned that the Andhra Pradesh high court has issued an injunction against any media reporting of the FIR and its contents.

Though we believe this gag order represents the circumscribing of free speech rights not envisaged by the constitution, we have, out of respect for the honourable high court, temporarily taken down the published story.