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Investigations in cash-for-vote scam to go as per law: TRS MP Kavitha

Published Sep 1, 2016, 6:08 pm IST
Updated Sep 1, 2016, 6:10 pm IST
TRS Lok Sabha member Kalvakuntla Kavitha (Photo: Facebook)
 TRS Lok Sabha member Kalvakuntla Kavitha (Photo: Facebook)

Hyderabad: In the wake of an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court's directive to Telangana ACB to probe the allegations against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu in the cash-for-vote case, TRS MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha on Thursday said the "investigations will go as per procedure and law".

"Mr Chandrababu Naidu's issue...ACB court has been informed by Telangana ACB that they are already investigating the case and (the Bureau will) certainly follow whatever procedure needs to be followed," Kavitha told reporters in Hyderabad.

"In our country the law is supreme and is above all... if anybody is a culprit they will certainly be brought to justice ... Investigation is on. I cannot comment much on this. But, certainly the ACB has done a good job by exposing it (cash-for-vote scam) and the whole country was in shock when this incident happened. Investigations will go as per procedure and law," she said.

Based on a private complaint filed by YSR Congress MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy in which he accused Naidu as the main conspirator in the case, the ACB court on August 29 directed the anti-graft agency to probe the allegations levelled against the AP CM and submit a report on its investigations before September 29.

ACB on Thursday informed the court that it is already investigating the case and there was no need to issue a separate FIR.

In May last year, Telangana nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson had lodged a complaint with ACB alleging that he was offered Rs 5 crore by TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy to vote in favour of a Telugu Desam MLC nominee in Telangana Legislative

Council polls held on 1 June.

Stephenson represents Anglo-Indian community in Telangana Legislative Assembly. A case was subsequently registered and on May 31, ACB arrested Revanth Reddy along with two others Bishop Sebastian Harry and Rudra Udaya Simha while they were allegedly handing over an advance of Rs 50 lakh to Stephenson.

TDP MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah was also arrested in the case later. All of them were later granted bail.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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