Revanth ’s Bail Hearing Adjourned to Friday

  • Arresting and questioning Mathiaih will help in unraveling the case

HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court adjourned the hearing on bail petition of TDP legislator Revanth Reddy in cash-for-vote scam case to Friday.

The court adjourned the hearing after Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana sought more time to file an additional counter to the bail plea along with reports from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

The bail petitions of two other accused Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha will also be taken up for hearing on Friday. The ACB, in its counter, opposed the bail petitions on the grounds that the bail at this stage could hamper the investigations, as the accused might try to influence the witnesses and tamper the evidence.

The ACB also informed the court that the fourth accused Jerusalem Mathaiah was still absconding and hiding in neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh. Arresting and questioning Mathaiah could help in unraveling the case, the ACB told the court.

Meanwhile, Mathaiah’s petition to delete his name from First Information Report (FIR) will also come up for hearing later in the day.

Revanth Reddy, TDP deputy leader of Telangana State Assembly, was arrested by the ACB sleuths on May 31 when he was allegedly trying to give 50-lakh rupees as bribe to nominated legislator Elvis Stephenson to induce him to vote in favor of TDP candidate for MLC post. (NSS)

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