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Somshekhar Reddy arrested over cash-for-bail scam

August 06, 2012 18:30 IST

Somshekhar Reddy, Karnataka Member of Legislative Assembly from Bellary, has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the cash-for-bail scam.

According to the other arrested accused in the case, it was Reddy who passed on the money which was used to bribe those judges who eventually granted bail to his brother Janardhan Reddy, in a case connected to illegal mining.

The CBI has already arrested Judge Pattabhi Ram, the middleman Yadigir Rao and Karnataka Member of Legislative Assembly Suresh Babu over the scam.

Reddy had earlier been summoned by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, but he failed to appear before it the first time. Last week, he finally turned up before the ACB.

 After completing the requisite formalities, the CBI arrested him on Monday.

Vicky Nanjappa