The High Court Also Dissolved A State Govt-Appointed SIT which was Investigating the BRS MLAs Poaching Case.
MLAs Pilot Rohit Reddy, Guvvala Balaraju, B Harshavardhan Reddy, and Rega Kantha Rao in trouble?
The investigation into a case involving alleged attempts to steal four MLAs from the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) was given to the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Telangana high court today.
The Telangana state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party made 7 requests, which led to the order.
BRS MLAs Poaching Case To CBI:
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state led by Hyderabad Commissioner CV Anand has so far looked into the matter and concluded that the poaching was an attempt to topple the government.
It should be noted that the state had previously revoked general consent to the CBI on the grounds that the SIT could conduct a fair trial.
Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had served a notice to BRS party Tandur MLA Pilot Rohit Reddy, a key witness, and the complainant in the poachgate case, requesting that he appear before the ED on December 19, 2022, for questioning in relation to the 3-year-old Bangalore drug case.
In this sensational BRS MLAs Poaching Case:
- Three people were detained on October 26 from a farmhouse outside of Hyderabad where they were allegedly luring lawmakers to join the BJP by promising them huge sums of money, positions, and contracts.
- Nanda Kumar, one of the accused, is from Hyderabad, the state capital, and Simhayaji Swamy is from Tirupati in neighboring Andhra Pradesh.
- Ramchandra Bharti, the third, is from the Haryana city of Faridabad.
After spending 40 days in police and judicial custody, Simhayaji Swami, one of the three men accused of allegedly offering bribes to four Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs in an effort to persuade them to join the BJP, was released on bail from the Chanchalguda central jail on Wednesday morning.
On December 1, the Telangana High Court granted bail to Ramachandra Bharati, also known as Satish Sharma, and K Nanda Kumar, the other two accused.
Sharma and Kumar, however, continued to be held in judicial custody because the Cyberabad police had brought additional charges against them.
The high court ordered the defendants to post a bond of Rs. 3 lahks each with two sureties and to show up in front of the special investigation team (SIT) investigating the case regularly.
Additionally, it filed a complaint against Nanda Kumar for allegedly defrauding businessmen by claiming to be the owner of a structure in Banjara Hills’ Film Nagar.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) that had been formed by the state government and was looking into the case was also disbanded by the high court.
BRS social media convenor Krishank responded to the case transfer to CBI by cryptically tweeting that the court’s ruling will be a “relief to the hiding mouse.”
“The hiding mouse is now relieved from SIT inquiry after BJP’s 7 Attempts to handover the MLA Poaching Case to CBI,” Krishank tweeted.
After BJP’s 7 Attempts to handover MLA Poaching Case to CBI, finally its a relief to the hiding mouse 🐁 who is now relieved from the SIT enquiry
— krishanKTRS (@krishanKTRS) December 26, 2022
They attempted to entice Pilot Rohit Reddy, Guvvala Balaraju, B Harshavardhan Reddy, and Rega Kantha Rao, all members of the ruling party.
The BJP disputes that it attempted to oust the lawmakers as fake.
The Elections in Telangana are anticipated for late 2023.