Hyderabad: Maloth Kavitha, the TRS Lok Sabha member from Mahbubabad, and her associate Shaukat Ali were convicted and sentenced to undergo imprisonment of six months and pay Rs 10,000 each, in a case registered by the Burgampahad police for bribing voters in the 2019 general elections.
The special court to try criminal cases against MLAs and MPs pronounced the orders on Saturday. Bail was given to both Kavitha and Shaukat Ali, and they were given time to challenge the orders.
The Election Commission’s flying squad had caught Shaukat Ali when he was distributing money to voters to cast their vote in favour of Kavitha. He admitted that he was doing so at the behest of Kavitha. Around Rs 9,500 was seized from him.
The police registered the case listing Ali as the first accused and Kavitha as the second accused. Ali admitted to the charges before the court.