The Telangana Excessive Court docket on Monday handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the case referring to the alleged try and poach 4 legislators of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).
A bench of Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy entrusted the investigation within the sensational case to the central company after listening to the petitions of the accused who argued that they haven’t any religion within the investigation by the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) constituted by the state authorities.
The court docket order is seen as a jolt to the BRS authorities within the state and is prone to additional warmth up the already surcharged political environment within the state.
The choose quashed the Authorities Order (GO) issued by the state authorities constituting the SIT to probe the case.
The court docket, nonetheless, dismissed the petition of Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) for a CBI probe on the bottom that it’s a third occasion because the case is between the state and the accused.
The excessive court docket had dismissed the petition for CBI probe in November. Nevertheless, accused Ramachandra Bharati, Okay. Nanda Kumar and D.P.S.Okay.V. N. Simhayaji had moved the Supreme Court docket, which then directed the excessive court docket to determine on the petitions looking for switch of probe to the CBI.
The three accused have been arrested by Cyberabad police from a farmhouse at Moinabad close to Hyderabad on the evening of October 26 once they have been allegedly attempting to lure 4 MLAs of BRS with affords of giant cash.
Cyberabad police performed the raid on a tip-off by Pilot Rohith Reddy, one of many MLAs. He alleged that the accused supplied Rs 100 crore to him and Rs 50 crore every to a few others to make them defect to the BJP.
The state authorities had subsequently constituted SIT headed by Hyderabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand to probe the case.
BJP Common Secretary B.L. Santhosh, Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) President Tushar Vellapally and a health care provider from Kerala, Jaggu Swamy, attorneys Srinivas and Pratap Goud and Nanda Kumar’s spouse Chitralekha have been additionally summoned by the SIT for questioning.
Santhosh, Vellapally, and Jaggu Swamy had approached the excessive court docket and secured a keep on the notices.
The excessive court docket on December 1 granted conditional bail to the accused.
Nevertheless, Ramachandra Bharati and Nanda Kumar have been re-arrested by the police quickly after their launch from jail on December 8 in reference to different instances registered in opposition to them.
Whereas Ramachandra Bharati was booked for holding a number of passports, Aadhaar playing cards and different paperwork, 5 instances have been registered in opposition to Nanda Kumar for dishonest and different offences.