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MLA Poaching Case: On day 2 of investigation, SIT questions B Srinivas for 7 hours

On Tuesday, B Srinivas, an advocate from Karimnagar, appeared before the Special Investigation Team for the second time (SIT). The team at the ICCC building in Banjara Hills questioned him for about seven hours.

The SIT had served him with a notice under Section 41 CrPC, summoning him to appear before them for questioning in connection with the MLA Poaching case, which had been registered at the Moinabad police station last month. The police discovered that Srinivas booked a flight from Tirupati to Hyderabad for Simhayaji, one of the accused in the case, on October 26.

After leaving the interrogation in the evening, Srinivas told reporters that he booked the flight tickets for Simhayaji out of respect for him and that there was no political motivation behind it.

“I don’t have any connection with the BJP. I don’t have any link to the MLA Poaching case. Previously, Simjayaji had performed puja and since I know him and out of respect, I booked tickets for him,” Srinivas said, adding that he is cooperating with the SIT team in the investigation.

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On Monday as well, the advocate appeared before the SIT and was grilled for seven hours. The SIT had served notices to three more people, asking that they appear before them. Tushar and Dr. Jaggu from Kerala, as well as BJP national secretary BL Santosh, did not appear.

The SIT later issued a look out circular against Dr. Jaggu and sought legal advice before taking action against the other two people.

On November 19, the Telangana High Court denied the BJP state unit’s request to stay the notice issued to Santhosh.

However, Justice B. Viajaysen Reddy made it clear that Santosh should not be arrested because the SIT had already served him with a notice under Section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code. The judge stated that Santhosh should not be arrested and instructed him to follow the terms of the SIT notice.

 

 

 

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