Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday continued questioning of Bellary MLA Gali Somashekhar Reddy, an accused in the cash-for-bail scandal involving his brother and jailed former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, for the third day in a row.
Somashekhar Reddy, who is accused of "playing a key role in bribing" suspended judge T Pattabhirama Rao in granting bail to mining baron Janardhan Reddy, was earlier summoned by the ACB along with BJP's Kampli MLA TH Suresh Babu (who has already been arrested in the case), to appear before it as part of the investigation.
"After being served a notice I appeared before the ACB here on Friday. I was examined yesterday also and they asked me to come again today. I am cooperating with them (agency) and replied to their queries," Somashekhar Reddy told media, before entering the ACB office.
In its complaint to ACB, the CBI had earlier said that Somashekhar Reddy, Suresh Babu, Dasaratha Ram Reddy (Gali's relative), advocate T Aditya, retired judges TV Chalapathi Rao, Pattabhirama Rao and others had allegedly entered into a conspiracy for showing official favour and granting bail to Janardhan Reddy and thus committed criminal conduct....more
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