Tuesday, November 7, 2017
YSRCP MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy has filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India seeking a direction to entrust the ‘Cash for Vote ‘ case to Central Bureau of Investigation.
The petitioner alleged that the Telangana ACB has failed to get the evidences and also stopped further investigation in the case that rocked the entire country. He told to the court that the accused in the case are highly influential persons and as such the case be entrusted to CBI, he requested the Supreme Court.
The Apex Court admitted the petition. The court said that one main petition is pending before the court and will attach the current petition to the main one and go through it. Ponnuvolu Sudhakar Reddy and T.Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy have appeared before the court on behalf of the petitioner. Telangana MLA A.Revanth Reddy, Bishop Harry Sebastian, Rudra Uday Simha, Mattaiah, Jerusulem as respondents. The advocates for the petitioner informed the court that evidence were available in the initial stages but were not added in the charge sheet due to pressures. In the circumstances, the advocates appealed the court that it is necessary to entrust the case to CBI else there is every danger of escaping by the accused. The advocates told to the court that even though the charge sheet was filed a year ago and despite audio and video evidences were there on the role of Chandrababu Naidu on the telephonic conversations that was framed in the first charge sheet was left over in the supplementary charge sheet by the ACB, they informed.
Ramakrishna Reddy speaking to media said that the very admission of the petition is sufficient that the court would stand by justice. He said that Chandrababu Naidu has spoken to Stephenson from his lake View Guest House and the ACB confirmed of the same then. Under Evidence Act 1872 Section (10), the evidence is sufficient for the investigation of the case but due to an understanding between Chandrababu Naidu and K.Chandrasekhara Rao, the ACB is trying to dilute the case, he said.