In one other twist in ‘MLAs poaching’ case, an audio of telephonic dialog between the primary accused and a TRS MLA surfaced on Friday.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaked the audio of purported dialog between Ramachandra Bharati, alias Satish Sharma alias Swamiji, and Pilot Rohit Reddy, the MLA who tipped-off the Cyberabad police concerning the try to purchase him and three different MLAs ensuing within the arrest of three alleged brokers of BJP.
The names of BJP normal secretary B. L. Santhosh and ‘Quantity two’ figured within the telephonic dialog concerning the deal to purchase the MLAs.
The dialog, which was additionally joined by second accused Nanda Kumar alias Nandu, came about earlier than the accused met 4 TRS MLAs at a farmhouse close to Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Throughout the dialog, Swamiji is heard telling Rohit Reddy that when the abulk’ is prepared, ASantosh can come to Hyderabad to finalise it. Swamiji additionally knowledgeable Rohit that Santosh had gone to Ahmedabad with ‘Quantity two’.
“Are you able to share the names with quantity two,” requested Swamiji when Rohit Reddy was reluctant to share the names of different MLAs prepared to change loyalties.
Swamiji additionally assured the MLA that the Centre will give full safety from the Centre. “It’s our duty to deal with you. When you find yourself below our scanner, you don’t have to fret, together with from ED to the earnings tax. We now have good expertise in Bengal,” the MLA was advised.
Ramachandra Bharati of Delhi, Nanda Kumar of Hyderabad and Simhayaji Swamy have been arrested by the police throughout a raid on a farmhouse at Moinabad close to Hyderabad on Wednesday night time.
The accused mentioned to be near some high BJP leaders have been making an attempt to lure 4 MLAs of the TRS with presents enormous sums of cash, necessary positions and contracts.
In his criticism to police, Rohit Reddy alleged that they provided Rs 100 crore to him and Rs50 crore every to a few different MLAs.
The incident triggered tremor in state politics forward of the November 3 by-election to Munugode Meeting seat because the TRS claimed a conspiracy by BJP to topple its authorities had been foiled.
The saffron get together, nonetheless, denied the allegations and claimed that Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao orchestrated a drama to tarnish its picture for electoral achieve in Munugode.
The police produced the accused earlier than a decide at his residence on Thursday night time with a petition to remand them to judicial custody.
The decide, nonetheless, rejected the police petition for sending the accused to judicial custody, citing lack of proof. He noticed that the Prevention of Corruption Act doesn’t apply to the case as there isn’t any proof of bribe cash.
The decide advised police to difficulty notices to the accused below Part 41 of Prison Process Code for questioning.
On the decide’s orders, police launched all of the three accused. They have been subsequently issued notices directing them to look earlier than police inside 24 hours. The police additionally moved the Telangana Excessive Courtroom difficult the order of the decrease court docket.
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