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PIL in High Court on Section 8

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A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in High Court seeking direction to union home ministry for the implementation of section 5 and 8 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act-2014.

These two section deal with governance of joint capital of Hyderabad. While Section 5 deals with the 10-year period for the joint capital, Section 8 is about the special power the Governor of two stays in the joint capital region.

The petition, filed on behalf of Seemandhra Gazetted Officers Association, urged the Court to declare the inaction on the part  union home ministry of the implementation of these two provisions in the backdrop of confusion as illegal. The petition is expected to come up before a division bench on Monday.

(JNR)

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Cash-for-Vote: FSL Submits Preliminary Report

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which is looking into the authenticity of the alleged telephone tapes of TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, has submitted its preliminary report to ACB court in Hyderabad.

The FSL reportedly mentioned that there the audio was not a fabricated one. In order to ascertain that the voice in the audio is that of Chandrababu Naidu, FSL needs to record the voice of Babu. So, FSL is likely to seek court to give permission for recording Babu’s voice.

Meanwhile, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) which is probing cash-for-vote scam, has requested the court to give a copy of FSL findings. it may be recalled that vernacular media in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana recently aired the conversation between Chandrababu Naidu and nominated MLA to Telangana assembly, Stephenson. AP CID police even served notices to T News over the same episode.

On the other hand, High Court of Judicature of Hyderabad has deferred the hearing of the bail plea of TDP MLA Revant Reddy (accused number one), in cash for vote scam, to Friday. Notably, ACB filed a counter petition today praying court that bail shouldn’t be granted to Revant Reddy.

(Phani B)

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Cash-for-vote: ACB, Stephenson File Counter-Petitions in High Court

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he cash-for-vote scam seems to be a never ending episode. In a major development, nominated MLA to Telangana state, Elvis Stephenson has filed counter a petition in the High Court of Hyderabad against the Andhra Pradesh Government. In his counter petition, the nominated MLA prayed the high court to cancel bail given to Muthiah. Expressing his anguish over the alleged defence of Muthiah-the fourth accused in the infamous cash for vote scam-by Andhra Pradesh Government, Stephenson questioned, in his petition, as to how Andhra Pradesh public prosecutor can speak in defence of a key accused of a major scam.

ACB files counter-petition:

With Revant Reddy’s (accused number one in cash-for-vote scam) bail plea will come for hearing on Wednesday, ACB (which is probing the case) has filed a counter petition in the High Court.The ACB has mentioned that the investigation is at a crucial stage and Revant Reddy was key accused in the scam. It may be recalled that Revant Reddy moved High Court after ACB Court granted just a day’s interim bail (while he reportedly waited for a bail) recently in the wake of his daughter’s engagement.

(Phani B)

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PIL Filed Over Cash-for-Vote

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[intro][dropcap]W[/dropcap]ash-for-vote scam rocking the entire nation, an advocate in Hyderabad has moved High Court and filed a public interest litigation (PIL)[/intro]

In the PIL, the advocate sought court to direct the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct probe into the infamous cash-for-vote scam, which is currently being investigated by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Telangana state.

Further, he has prayed the court to ask Central Government to give specific guidelines with regards to Section-8 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014.

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