Last Updated: February 06, 2023, 15:09 IST
In a setback to the Telangana authorities, the High Court on Monday dismissed its plea difficult the choice of a single decide to switch to CBI, the investigation into the case of alleged try to poach BRS MLAs, from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) fashioned by it.
A division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice N Tukaramji confirmed the orders handed by the only decide and dismissed the batch of writ appeals filed by the federal government and others, on the bottom of maintainability.
A single decide of the High Court on December 26, 2022 ordered switch of the investigation into the case of alleged conspiracy to poach 4 BRS MLAs to the CBI, from the SIT of the state police.
The High Court had then additionally quashed the federal government order to represent the SIT and the investigation thus far carried out by it and likewise the probe achieved by an Assistant Commissioner of Police within the preliminary stage.
After this, the state authorities and others filed writ appeals towards the only decide order.
However, the High Court division bench at present upheld the orders handed by the only decide and dismissed the appeals. It additionally refused to keep its order when state authorities counsel requested for suspension of the order to allow it to strategy the Supreme Court.
The order now paves approach for the CBI to proceed with the investigation. The central company has already issued letters to the Telangana Chief Secretary requesting to furnish all related materials within the case.
Three folks — Ramachandra Bharati alias Satish Sharma, Nandu Kumar and Simhayaji Swamy — had been already named as accused (A1 to A3) within the case after a grievance was lodged by BRS MLA Pilot Rohith Reddy, amongst 4 legislators, towards them on October 26, 2022.
The trio was arrested whereas they had been allegedly making an attempt to lure 4 MLAs of the ruling BRS to be a part of the BJP. Subsequently, they had been granted bail by the High Court.
As per the FIR copy, Rohith Reddy alleged that the accused supplied him Rs 100 crore and in return the legislator had to go away the TRS, now BRS, and contest as a BJP candidate within the subsequent Assembly election.
They had allegedly requested Reddy to carry extra BRS MLAs by providing Rs 50 crore every to be a part of the BJP.
The Telangana authorities on November 9 ordered the organising of a seven-member SIT to probe into the alleged try to poach the MLAs.
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