Corruption case registered against MLA Revanth Reddy
In massive embarrassment to Telugu Desam Party in Telangana, Revanth Reddy, was arrested on Sunday after allegedly being caught trying to bribe a fellow MLA to vote for his party’s nominee in elections to the legislative council today.
Revanth Reddy, and two other people arrested – including a Bishop who allegedly first contacted the nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson on the TDP legislator’s behalf.
The anti-corruption branch or ACB of Telangana police said it laid a trap based on the written complaint of Mr Stephenson.
“The complaint was verified carefully and after satisfying that preliminary evidence existed to proceed further, DSP ACB City Range-I, Hyderabad went ahead and collected clinching evidence in the form of audio/video recording and has also recovered the entire advance amount of Rs. 50 lakh offered to Sri Elvis Stephenson,” the ACB said.
Mr Stephenson, who represents the Anglo-Indian community in the Telangana Assembly, has alleged that he was offered Rs. 5 crore and a ticket to leave the country or to vote in favour of TDP, the bureau said.
We have to take a legal advise.” A case has been registered against MLA Revanth Reddy under Prevention of Corruption Act, the ACB officer said.
Election to the Telangana Legislative Council under MLAs’ quota from the Assembly constituency is scheduled for June 1 to fill six vacancies. Vem Narender Reddy is contesting as TDP candidate.