Cash-for-bail: ACB files second charge sheet

Cash-for-bail: ACB files second charge sheet

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday filed a second charge sheet in the cash-for-bail case naming seven persons, including tainted mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy, two suspended judges and two Karnataka MLAs.

In the charge-sheet filed in the special ACB court here, the ACB named two suspended district judges K Lakshminarasimha Rao and T Prabhakar Rao. The duo have been charged with trying to bribe suspended CBI Court Judge T Pattabhirama Rao to secure bail for Gali Janardhana Reddy.

Sources said the names of two BJP legislators, Gali Somashekhar Reddy and Kampli MLA T H Suresh Babu, Reddy's relative Dasaratharam Reddy and Suryaprakash Babu, a realtor, have also figured in the charge sheet.

The second charge sheet pertains to the second case registered by the ACB over attempts to bribe Pattabhirama Rao while the first charge sheet, filed on August 13, indicted the CBI judge and seven others for entering into a conspiracy to strike an illegal deal to facilitate bail for Janardhan Reddy.

Janardhan Reddy and others have been charged with criminal conspiracy and former CBI Judge Pattabhirama Rao with accepting the bribe amount.