Cash-for-bail: Sriramulu under ACB scanner
Posted on: 12:34 PM IST Aug 08, 2012
Hyderabad: One more MLA from the state has come under the scanner of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in former minister Gali Janardhana Reddy bail-for-cash scam. Janardhana Reddys close-aide and independent MLA from Bellary (Rural), B Sriramulu, came under the scanner after his name cropped up during the questioning of two MLAs Somasekhara Reddy and Kampli legislator T H Suresh Babu. The two have been arrested by the ACB in the scam.
Sriramulu had allegedly met Janardhana Reddy several times at the Chanchalguda central prison. Though Sriramulus name came up during the questioning of Somasekhara Reddy, sources said, the ACB could not find any clinching evidence against him. The ACB is likely to take Somasekhara Reddy into custody with the permission of the court and try to get more information about Sriramulus involvement.In a related development, the CBI, on Tuesday, intimated the special court for CBI cases about the seizures made by it during its initial investigation into the case. They filed a memo about the seizures made from the houses and bank lockers of the accused. The CBI told the court that it had seized more than Rs 2.74 crore during its investigation.Further it said that the video recordings of the CCTV and a phone seized from the house of P Yadagiri Rao, an accused in the case, video recording from the bank from where amount was seized and the recordings at the Hotel Daspall in Jubilee Hills where deliberations about obtaining bail by bribing judges took place were sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) for examination. The CBI said it would be handing over the cash, documents and the examination reports of CFSL to the ACB for further investigation.