Enforcement Directorate Broils Revanth Reddy About Cash for Vote Case
Telangana Congress working president A Revanth Reddy faced the Enforcement Directorate about the connection with the cash-for-vote case.
According to the sources, questioning which started on Tuesday will continue up to Thursday. As per the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case was filed on REvanth Reddy and three other accused with the cash for vote scam.
The case shook the Telugu people as the name of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu name popped up in the case as the phone recordings tapped from one of the accused, Bishop Harry Sebastian of an independent church, revealed that the AL chief minister was in the backdrop of the Cash-for-vote leadings.
Revanth Reddy was accused of trying Anglo Indian MLA Elvis Stephenson to make a vote for TDP's MLC candidate Vem Narender Reddy in the legislative council polls. A video clip leaked stipulating the discussion among Revanth Reddy and Stephenson. At that time Revanth Reddy was part of Telugu Desam Party.
It was heard that ED officials quizzedRevanth Reddy on the source of Rs 50lakh cash and whom he had made arrangements for remaining cash, He was asked about the audio tapes of AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu. The questionnaires went for more than 10 hours on both days.
On August 29, 2016, the ACB court had taken apprehension of the offence under section 12 of the PC act and section 120-B of the IPC against those accused in the cash-for-vote scam. The ED has booked a case under PMLA taking apprehension of 120-B of the Indian Penal Code(IPC).