Bharati was in regular contact with Santosh, SIT informs HC
DECCAN CHRONICLE | Naveen Kumar
Hyderabad: The Special Investigations Team (SIT) probing the TRS MLAs poachgate scandal informed the High Court that Ramachandra Bharati was the only person among the three accused who was in constant touch with BJP general secretary B.L. Santosh.
In a three-page note, the SIT while submitting the evidence, informed the court that Bharati had known Santosh for a long time and had exchanged messages about the 'Telangana operation' over WhatsApp. The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) confirmed the claim. The other two accused, Kore Nanda Kumar and D.P.S.K.P.N. Simhayaji, were found to have not communicated with Santosh.
Bharati also messaged Santosh from the farmhouse in Moinabad on the day of the raid by the Moinabad police. Further, a screenshot of a chat between the two from August 2021 was discovered, and that they met in Haridwar on April 11, 2022, which was confirmed by a photograph and their phone location, in addition to the confession of one Munjagalla Vijay Kumar.
The SIT also gathered details about WhatsApp calls, mobile calls, messages, and voice notes exchanged between the accused and cited documentary evidence, including photographs and cell tower locations of the accused. The most important ‘conspiracy meeting’ took place on October 15 at Santosh’s government quarters, which was attended by Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) chief Tushar Vellapally, Bharati, Nanda Kumar and Vijay Kumar.