Telangana TDP MLA Revanth Reddy was lodged in Chanchalguda Central Prison on Monday following the order of the ACB special court judge while hearing of his bail petition was posted to Tuesday.
Mr. Revanth Reddy was arrested on Sunday by Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau officials for allegedly trying to bribe Elvis Stephenson, a nominated MLA of Telangana from Anglo Indian community, to cast vote in favour of TDP MLC candidate. Along with him, Bishop Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha, were also held by the ACB officials on charge of aiding him.
The three accused were produced before the ACB special court judge who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days. The judge, however, consented to Mr. Reddy’s plea to allow him to cast vote in the MLC elections of Telangana.
At around 9.30 a.m., the ACB officials accompanied by Hyderabad police teams took him to Telangana Assembly near Nampally so that he could exercise his franchise. After the MLA cast his vote, he was taken to Chanchalguda central prison along with the other two accused.
The counsel for Mr. Reddy moved bail petition in the ACB court in the morning. The petition was posted to Tuesday for hearing. Meanwhile, the ACB officials are on the look-out for another person Mathias Jerusalem, who allegedly first contacted the MLA offering bribe to vote for TDP MLC candidate.
Interestingly, while the ACB officials stated that they were looking out for Mathias, the latter gave an interview to a regional news channel saying that he was available at his house and didn’t commit anything wrong.