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ACB files preliminary charge sheet in ‘Cash for Vote’ case

The Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed a preliminary charge sheet in the ‘Cash for Vote’ case before the Special Court for ACB Case here on Tuesday.

The charge sheet has been filed against TDP MLA A. Revanth Reddy, Bishop Sebastian Harry, Reddy’s aides Uday Simha and M Jerusalem under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and section 120 B (Criminal Conspiracy) of IPC. The 25-page charge sheet also contains the statements of 39 witnesses and other documents.

The ACB officials said that they would file another charge sheet in near future against another TDP MLA Sandar Venkata Veeraiah and others. They maintained that further investigation in the case were still on.

It may be mentioned that TDP MLA Revanth Reddy was arrested by the ACB on May 31 when he allegedly tried to bribe nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson to vote in favour of a Telugu Desam nominee Vem Narender in Telangana Legislative Council elections. The ACB had also seized cash of Rs. 50 lakh. (INN)