For KCR, On Poaching Of MLAs By BJP, A Setback In Court
In a major setback for Telangana Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his BRS party, the Telangana High Court today moved the ‘theft’ case – involving four MLAs of ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi and several individuals accused of being involved with the BJP – for the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Supreme Court also disbanded the state-appointed Special Investigations Team (SIT), which was investigating the politically sensitive case. SIT said it would challenge the Supreme Court’s order.
“Our argument is that the SIT cannot carry out an impartial investigation,” BJP leader and Advocate N Ramachander Rao said, welcoming the ruling. He held a press conference and made the announcement. In such a case, we feel the SIT investigation cannot be impartial,” he added.
Five petitions have been filed asking to investigate the CBI. Three of the defendants, one of the BJP, and the fifth of the attorney. Mr. Rao said the BJP’s lawsuit was dropped for technical reasons.
“This is a very important order of the Supreme Court. We welcome it,” added Mr. Rao.
This comes two months after a farm house in Telangana’s Moinabad was raided and Cyberabad police claim to have discovered a plot to overthrow the ruling BRS government by ‘buying’ four MLAs for 100 Rs per pcs.
Tandur MLA Rohith Reddy, one of those who claimed to have been offered money to switch sides, said today there was an attempt to intimidate and intimidate him using central authorities, although so far The state-appointed special investigation team is investigating. case of ‘theft’.
The KCR minister has also alleged that the BJP is trying to bring down his government, and his party’s MLA Mr. Reddy will go to court today to ask why the Directorate General of Enforcement was involved in a case they did not. investigate.
The BJP has alleged that the ‘poaching’ case is administered by the Telangana Premier in stages and denies any connection to the three defendants in the case.
Mr. Reddy was summoned for questioning by the Director of Enforcement on December 19 and 20 in connection with another case involving money laundering. However, he alleges that ED went overboard and collected his personal information without telling him what case he was called in on the first day and told him that it has something to do with ‘poaching’ on the second day.
In early October, after a complaint from Rohith Reddy, an FIR was registered at Moinabad Police Department.
According to the FIR, MLA Rohith Reddy alleged that they (four MLA BRS) were threatened that criminal cases would be filed against them and that the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ) will hunt them down if they do so without joining the BJP.