Hyderabad: In a stunning claim, an Andhra Pradesh lower court judge arrested in the cash-for-bail scam, has said that a whopping Rs 100 crore was offered by relatives of former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy to secure bail for him.
In a confessional statement to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), K Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, Chief Judge of Small Causes Court, said Dasaradharami Reddy, a relative of Gali Janardhana Reddy, had made the offer, the agency said.
The judge, now suspended, is in judicial custody after being in ACB custody for some days.
According to a remand application filed by the ACB, Narasimha Rao had voluntarily spoken about the bribe for getting the bail for the powerful politician....more
10:28 PM, Jul 20, 2012