Verdict on Revanth’s Bail Petition on June 30

HYDERABAD: The High Court will deliver its judgment June 30 on the bail petition filed by TDP MLA Revanth Reddy, who was arrested in connection with the “cash-for-vote” scam along with two others on May 31.

After the ACB Special Court rejected his bail application on June 5, Revanth sought the High Court for the bail. The hearing continued and the arguments concluded today. The case was posted for judgment on June 30.

There were heated arguments between Advocate General Ramakrishna Reddy and the Revanth’s councel. The counsel Siddhartha Ludhra contended that his client was in the jail for the past 27 days and his continuous detention was unconstitutional. When Revanth was earlier granted one-day bail, he had obeyed all the instructions given by the Special Court, the counsel argued and asserted that as an elected MLA his client would be available all the time.

The Telangana advocate general pointed out that the investigation into the case was at a very crucial stage, and the ACBneeded to examine some more persons. If the accused is granted bail at this stage, there is every possibility of the witnesses being influenced and evidence tampered, he said and expressed his apprehensions and stoutly opposed granting of bail.

Thereupon, the defense counsel informed the court that Revath was in the custody of ACB for days, and they had already recorded the statements of 17 people. When they have gathered all that they needed, there was no point in keeping his client in the detention, he said.

The Judge asked the AG as to what information they had gathered during the four-day custody of the accused with the ACB. All the evidences are with you, then why no case has been filed, he asked. Later the case was posted to June 30 for judgment. (NSS)

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