Hyderabad: The Election Commission of India filed a reminder memo in the Anti Corruption Bureau’s special court on Thursday seeking copies of all documents, reports and video recordings pertaining to the cash-for-vote case filed by the investigating agencies.
ECI had earlier asked the TS government to take the probe in the case to its logical end.
Chief Electoral Officer Mr Bhanwar Lal said, “We had filed the petition in ACB court on June 1. Today a reminder memo has been filed. As per the procedure, any third party has to get the documents and reports through the ACB court.”
The CEO will send the information to the ECI after receiving the same from the ACB court. He added, “We instruct governments to probe every election offence FIR vigorously and take them to their logical end. There were 15,000 cases booked during last elections. In all these cases we have asked them to take the probe to logical end. We had seized around Rs 153 crore in all these cases during the last general elections.”
When asked about action to be taken against MLA Revanth Reddy, he said, “Whatever action will only be taken after the ACB court’s judgment.”
It has been opined that any police agency can book cases regarding corruption in elections in their jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, the ACB has also filed a memo in the court, seeking copies of the tapes as well as the preliminary report.
An ACB official said, “We have filed a memo seeking the report and other documents and recordings filed by the AP Forensic Science Laboratory filed in the court. Our focus is now on Revanth Reddy’s bail plea coming up in the AP High Court. The other one is to get the contents of the APFSL report filed in the court in a sealed cover.”
The official added, “We can’t rule out issuing further notices in the case. We will also decide on our further course of action on MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah based on the APFSL evidence and call data record analysis.”