Special Court Seeks Status of Criminal Case Against Srinivas Goud

HYDERABAD: The special court to try criminal cases against MPs and MLAs on Friday directed the Mahbubnagar police to inform the court whether action was initiated in complying with its earlier orders to investigate the allegations against excise minister V. Srinivas Goud, related to fraud and forgery of his election affidavit documents.

The court had on July 31 directed the two town police station in Mahbubnagar to book the case and investigate the allegations against Goud and others, including the election returning officer, during the 2018 Assembly elections. The allegations are that he had changed the election affidavit that he had during his nomination in with the connivance with the returning officer .

The court directed filing of a criminal case against Goud and others in the private complaint filed by Chaluvagali Raghavendra Raju from Mahbubnagar.

Raju filed a fresh application before the court on Friday complaining that despite the court directions, the police had not initiated the investigation process and had not lodged the FIR.

When it was inquired by the court, Raccha Srinivasa Rao, public prosecutor for the special court, submitted that he would inform the court with all details after consulting with the police. By evening, the PP was ready but the petitioner was not available.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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