‘Cash for Vote’ scam – ACB files memo

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • Court summons Revanth, Harry Sebastian and Uday Simha to appear on September 29

Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau has on Wednesday filed a memo in ACB special court here and informed the court that the investigating agency is in the process of investigating the key persons in the ‘Cash-for-Vote’ scam. The agency said that it will file another charge sheet based on the findings.

The ACB said in its memo since the case is under investigation, there is no necessity to file an another FIR. The agency said that the investigation is going on the accused and their role in the case. It further said that the role of TDP MLA A.Revanth Reddy, Harry Sebastian, Uday Simha has already been submitted to the court by means of a charge sheet earlier. The electronic devices and voice samples have been sent to forensic laboratory and the memo was filed based on their report.

Summons issued to three including Revanth Reddy ::

The charge sheet filed in ACB special court has admitted the charge sheet filed by ACB (CCC No.15/2016). The court served notices to the accused Revanth Reddy, Harry Sebastian and Uday Simha to appear in person on September 29. The judge Victor Immanuel has on Wednesday ordered for issuance of summons.

It may be recalled that the case gained momentum following YSRCP Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy (RK) filed a petition with necessary evidences to the court seeking re-investigation of the case. The court agreeing with the arguments of the petitioner directed the ACB to re-investigate the case and submit report by September 29. It may be recalled here that special court has ordered ‘Vote for Note case’ –ACB court directs for reinvestigation.

Chandrababu’s involvement is only an electoral offence’, says TDP leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy::

Senior TDP leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy on Wednesday said that the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s involvement in the cash-for-vote issue would not fall under the Prevention of Corruption Act and restricted to electoral offence under Section 171 (E). He said that under electoral offence, it is a bailable offence. There are several electoral offences committed by people and they were given bail, he pointed out.

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