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ACB questions TDP MLC nominee Narender Reddy

The Telugu Desam Party nominee in the recently held Telangana MLC elections, Vem Narender Reddy, who was served notice last night in cash for vote case, appeared before ACB officials at their office in Jubilee Hills on Wednesday.

ACB questions TDP MLC nominee Narender Reddy

He was being examined by a team of ACB officials. Meanwhile, ACB officials pasted the notice outside the house of TDP MLA from Sathupally of Khammam, Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, at Hyderguda MLA Quarters seeking his appearance before them in the case. Mr. Veeraiah was not available at his Quarter when ACB officials went to serve him the notice.

In another development, the Hyderabad High Court has posted hearing of the bail petition of Mr. A. Revanth Reddy to June 24. The High Court directed the ACB to file a counter.

Nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson, the complainant in cash for vote case, was asked by the ACB officials to appear before a local court in Nampally to record his statement under section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code. A little while ago Mr. Stephenson along with his daughter left for Nampally Court complex to give his deposition in the Cash for Vote case. His statement was being recorded by the Magistrate.

KCR meets Governor

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao drove straight to Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan after participating in a meeting on Swacch Hyderabad in Parsigutta area.

Earlier in the day, Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma and ACB Director General A. K. Khan met the Chief Minister and briefed him about the developments in the wake of fresh notices to the TDP leaders.

The TRS Minister T. Harish Rao ridiculed the AP Ministers for their knee-jerk reaction that their Government would not hesitate to arrest Telangana Chief Minister and others.

He wondered why the AP Government was filing a series of cases against the TS Chief Minister and others. “We are not perturbed or afraid of such actions,” he told reporters here.

Source: The Hindu

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