Hyderabad: The cash-for-vote scam took a serious turn on Monday with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) including AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s name in the charge-sheet. It may be recalled that TDP MLAs A Revanth Reddy and Sandra Venkata Veeraiah along with some others were arrested for allegedly offering bribe to nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson to vote for their party’s MLC candidate.
Kodela’s daughter `lands’ in trouble
Charged With Landgrabbing, Kidnapping
A local court on Monday directed the police to investigate charges, including kidnap, landgrabbing, cheating and criminal conspiracy , against Punati Vijayalakshmi, daughter of state legislative assembly speaker Dr Kodela Sivaprasada Rao.
Guntur Bar Association president and senior advocate G Santha Kumar filed a private complaint against Vijayalakshmi and her aides in the special judicial mobile magistrate court on behalf of one Kunduri Sivalakshmi of Pedcherla.The complainant named seven persons accused, including Vijayalakshmi, and her advocate M Srinivasa Murthy .
Vijayalakshmi is a practising gynaecologist in Guntur. The complainant urged the court to direct police to register the case against the accused under sections 354, 341, 343, 453, 448, 441, 384, 420, 120(b), 364, and 506 of IPC. After going through the contents, the magistrate directed the Guntur rural police to investigate the charges and file a status report.
In her petition, the complainant alleged that Vijayalakshmi had forcibly encroached their family property of 2.68 acres in the city where they have been residing for the last 14 years. She said that they had purchased the property in 2001 and added that the accused entered their house with about 150 men on July 22 and beat them up before bulldozing it.
She said that the local police did not respond to their pleas for help. Subsequently , the accused kidnapped her third son Anjireddy on July 25 and forced him to register the property in favour of Vijayalakshmi at Nallapadu sub-registrar office by threatening him.
She alleged that none of their family members had received any money from the accused. She had also alleged that the accused had stolen Rs 1.8 lakh cash, 120 grams of gold and other valuables during the attack on their residence. Though the legal counsel of the complainant requested the court to take their complaint into cognizance and issue notices to the accused, the court asked the police to probe the matter first.