The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday withdrew its appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court order staying the inquiry into the Amravati land scam case. .The Bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari was informed of the same during the hearing of the case today..When Justice Saran questioned why a request for withdrawal was being made after the case remained pending in the apex court for eight months, Advocate Mahfooz Nazki replied that the State government has taken a "wise decision" to withdraw the appeal and file a counter before the High Court instead..The Court thereafter allowed the withdrawal..The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which alleged massive irregularities during the previous government's tenure in the case concerning sale of land in Amaravati, the new capital of the State. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered by the State’s Anti Corruption Bureau naming many beneficiaries, including daughters of a sitting Supreme Court judge..However, opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders filed a petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court challenging the formation of the SIT, pursuant to which the High Court stayed the government orders setting up the SIT. It also barred media from reporting contents of the FIR. The State government then approached the Supreme Court against the High Court order.