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Did ACB Wipe Out Evidence In Revanth Case?

It looks like the Telangana government is systematically diluting the cash-for-vote case against the Telugu Desam Party leaders, may be as part of the understanding between Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with his Andhra counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu.

According reliable sources, the Anti-Corruption Bureau, which is probing into the cash-for-vote scam involving TDP legislator A Revanth Reddy, has quietly deposited the cash seized from the MLA with the bank, since it had currency all in 500 and 1000 denominations on the pretext that the currency has become invalid in the wake of demonetisation.

It may be recalled that the ACB sleuths had caught Revanth Reddy while taking out cash bundles from a bag and offering the same to nominated Anglo-Indian MLA E Stephenson seeking his vote for the TDP candidate in the MLC elections last year. The total amount promised to be paid to Stephenson was Rs 5 crore.

The cash bundles seized by the ACB was the prime evidence in the case, as the authorities recorded the number of bundles and the denominations.

It should have been kept in the safe custody of the ACB court, irrespective of its validity. But now with the cash getting deposited in the bank, the ACB has virtually wiped out the key evidence.

There is no proof with the ACB now, if Revanth says he had not given any cash to the nominated MLA and the ACB had not seized anything from him. And if asks the ACB to show the seized cash, it is not available.

And there is every reason to believe that the ACB authorities themselves have deliberately wiped out this key evidence!



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