Hyderabad: Cash-for vote scam accused and Telugu Desam MLA, A. Revanth Reddy has been granted 12-hour interim bail to attend the engagement of his daughter at N Convention Centre in Hyderabad. ACB sleuths in plainclothes will keep an eye on the MLA to ensure that he doesn’t violate the conditions imposed by the ACB court.
Reddy arrived home on Thursday morning to a warm welcome.
On Wednesday ACB special court judge G. Laxmipathi, while dismissing the regular bail applications filed by Revanth Reddy and two other accused, granted conditional interim bail from 6 am to 6 pm.
Special prosecutor in the case V. Surender Rao said, “The Court directed the accused Revanth Reddy not to take part in any political activity during the interim bail period. It has also directed him not to meet or influence witnesses or tamper with evidence and the 12-hour bail is only to participate in the function.”
Revanth Reddy was asked by the court not to talk to the media on the case. Bail was granted with a personal bond and two sureties of Rs 50,000 each.
His daughter, Nymisha Reddy, is getting engaged to Satyanarayan Reddy, son of G. Venkat Reddy from Bhimavaram who owns the Reddy and Reddy Motors. The function is scheduled for Thursday morning.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, ministers and Telugu Desam leaders are likely to attend the engagement.
Senior Supreme Court advocate Siddharth Luthra appeared on behalf of Mr Revanth Reddy in the ACB special court.
During the bail arguments, defence advocates raised several questions regarding the ACB investigation. They alleged that there was delay in filing the FIR. Though the complaint was filed on May 28, the FIR was issued on May 31, they said and argued that Mr Revanth Reddy didn’t bring money along with him even while he entered the room.