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Cash-for-bail: ACB names Reddy in supplementary chargesheet

October 25, 2012 19:59 IST

The Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau, which is probing the cash-for-bail scam involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, has filed a supplementary chargesheet, naming him as an accused.

The chargesheet, filed in the special ACB court, pertains to the first case registered against suspended judge T Pattabhirama Rao and seven others, an official said, adding that Reddy figures in it as accused number 9.
Reddy, arrested in connection to the Obulapuram Mining Company scam, is accused (in this chargesheet) to have conspired to get bail by bribing special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge T Pattabhirama Rao.
ACB's first chargesheet of August 13 accuses Rao and others of entering into a conspiracy. The second chargesheet, filed on September 6 against seven persons including Reddy, pertains to another attempt to bribe Rao.
The case was exposed by the CBI after Judge Rao granted bail to Reddy while refusing the same relief to suspended IAS officer Y Srilakshmi in the same case.

The high court later suspended the judge and cancelled Reddy's bail. ACB has so far arrested three serving judges, including Pattabhirama and eight others, in two cases related to the scandal.

They include two Bharatiya Janata Party legislators from Karnataka, Reddy's brother and Bellary Member of Legislative Assembly Gali Somashekhar Reddy and Kampli MLA T H Suresh Babu; retired judge T V Chalpathi Rao, Pattabhirama's son Ravi Chander, Dasaratha Ram Reddy (Reddy's relative) and Yadagiri Rao.

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