Court rejects Reddy’s plea to prevent ACB court hearing cash for vote case

Anushka Mansharamani

An Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court rejected A Revanth Reddy’s contention that the cash-for-vote case did not come under its purview.

The special court for the ACB dismissed the petition filed by him.

In the petition submitted A Revanth Reddy stated that the ACB was entitled to probe the cases pertaining to the state government employees thereby stating that as he is not a government servant, his case would not come under the purview of the ACB court.

The petition further stated that only the Election commission could look into the matter and not the ACB.

The court dismissed the petition on the basis of the contentions put forth.

The ACB busted the scam in 2015 and arrested A Revanth Reddy in relation the case and subsequently filed a charges-sheet.

He was arrested for allegedly offering 50 lakhs to the nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson for voting in support of the TDP candidate Vem Narender Reddy during the Member of Legislative Council elections.

A Revanth Reddy was further interrogated by the Income Tax department in this case.

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