Reddy was ready to offer Rs 100 cr in Cash-for-bail scam

Suspended district judge of  Hyderabad small causes court Lakshmi Narasimha Rao made a blast in Cash for bail scam, in his confessional statement, said Gali Janardhana Reddy’s men were in fact ready to spend even Rs 100 crore as against Rs 10 crore or Rs 20 crore reported earlier, who is currently implicated in the Obulapuram mining scam. He told the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) authorities that Janardhana Reddy’s relative, Dasaratharami Reddy, offered him Rs 100 crore and the offer motivated him to start trials.

 The ACB has ample proof to substantiate that initially, the proposal was placed before CBI judge Naga Maruti Sharma through Rao in cash- for- bail scam. However, Sharma, who was the principal judge at the CBI special court then, rejected the proposal. A petition was filed by Gali Janardhana Reddy to allow Sharma hear his case even after the AP high court shuffled the CBI special court judges.

 After Sharma’s transfer, Pattabhi Rama Rao came to the post. Soon, Prabhakara Rao was sent to clinch a deal with him on the bail issue. Pattabhi Rama Rao rejected the deal. He, however, agreed when approached through retired judge and his childhood friend Chalapati Rao in cash- for- bail scam.

 Meanwhile, the ACB authorities raided Lakshmi Narasimha Rao’s house and seized cheques worth Rs 82 lakh. They already obtained a confessional statement from him on July 11. Arguments on the ACB’s petition for custody of Lakshmi Narasimha Rao and mediator Surya Prakash concluded on Friday. The court has posted its decision to Saturday.

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