Apex Court Hearing on Revantha��s Bail Likely on Friday

HYDERABAD: The Telangana ACB on Thursday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court pleading for quashing the bail granted by the High Court of Hyderabad to Revanth Reddy and two other accused in the now famous cash-for-vote scandal.

Consequent to the bail granted by the High Court, Revanth Reddy, Harry Sebastian and Uday Simha, all accused in the scam and arrested on May 31 walked out of the Charlapalli Central Jail on Wednesday.

The ACB in its appeal to the Apex Court justified the need for dismissing the bail order of the lower court by reminded that the investigations in the scandal were still in progress and has reached a crucial stage.

Revanth was caught red-handed while offering a bribe to the nominated Anglo-Indian MLA Elvis Stephenson and that the audio and video recordings were the clinching evidences secured during the probe. The Forensic Science Laboratory has also submitted a report in this regard, which is to be studied, the ACB explained in its appeal.

While stating that another accused TDP Sattupally MLA Venkata Veeraiah was evading arrest, the ACB brought to the notice of the Supreme Court utterances of Revanth during a rally after his release from the jail and contended that it was amply proved that the accused could tamper with evidences and influence the witnesses with threats.

The Apex Court is likely to take up the hearing of the appeal petition in the case on Friday.

In a surprising development, even as the ACB was bringing to the notice of the Supreme Court about the Sattupalli MLA evading arrest, he appeared in Khammam at a meeting on Thursday, where he reiterated that he would be always available in the city and would depose before the investigating authorities whenever called. (NSS)

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