TRS MLAs' poaching: Cyberabad Police move Telangana HC for custody of accused
The Cyberabad approached the Telangana High Court after the ACB court judge rejected the remand citing the lack of sufficient evidence
Telangana High Court
HYDERABAD: In another significant development in the TRS MLA poaching case, the Cyberabad Police approached the Telangana High Court on Friday against the ruling of an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Court rejecting their request for the remand of the three accused. The three persons were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly attempting to bribe four TRS MLAs to switch sides and join the BJP. On Thursday night, they were produced before an ACB court judge who rejected the police request for their remand, citing lack of evidence.
According to some reports, the Cyberabad police have expressed their displeasure with the ACB courts' decision to reject the remand request. While appealing to the high court for orders of custody of the accused, they contended that the ACB court judge had invoked a flawed procedure while rejecting the remand request. The House Motion petition moved by the Cyberabad Police was expected to be heard by the high court on Friday afternoon.
The Cyberabad approached the Telangana High Court after the ACB court judge rejected the remand citing the lack of sufficient evidence. The judge reportedly maintained that the PC Act's Section 8 was not applicable in this case. The judge was also said to have rejected the accused's remand because the bribe amount could not be produced for evidence.
The court has ordered the Cyberabad police to serve the accused with a notice under Section 41 CrPC to proceed with their questioning. Following an order from the Anti-Corruption Bureau court, the Cyberabad Police released all the three accused in the case on Thursday night itself.
The three accused, Ramachandra Bharti alias Satish Sharma, Simhayaji, and Nanda Kumar alias Nandu, were arrested by the Cyberabad police on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, the Telangana High Court has also adjourned its hearing until Monday on the petition filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the TRS MLAs' poaching case.