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2 more served notice in MLA poaching case

Pratap Goud, a lawyer from Amberpet and Chitralekha, wife of Nanda Kumar have been directed to appear before SIT for questioning

2 more served notice in MLA poaching case
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2 more served notice in MLA poaching case

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Hyderabad: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana police probing the MLA's poaching case has issued notices to two more persons.

Pratap Goud, a lawyer from Amberpet area of Hyderabad, and Chitralekha, wife of Nanda Kumar, one of the three accused in the case, have been served notices under section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code. The duo has been directed to appear before SIT for questioning at the Integrated Police Command and Control Centre on Wednesday.

With this, the SIT has issued notices to six persons in the case. Earlier, the notices were served on four persons but only one of them has appeared. A Bhusarapu Srinivas, a lawyer from Karimnagar, appeared before SIT on Monday and Tuesday.

Srinivas, who is said to be a relative of Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, had allegedly funded the flight expenses for Simhayaji, one of the three accused arrested for the alleged attempt to buy four MLAs of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

BJP general secretary BL Santosh, Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) president Tushar Vellapally and a doctor from Kerala, Jaggu Swamy are yet to appear before SIT.

The SIT has issued lookout notices for Tushar, an ally of BJP in Kerala and Jaggu Swamy as the probe team failed to locate their whereabouts. Circulars were also issued to prevent them from leaving the country.

Dr Kottilil Narayan Jaggu, alias Jaggu Swamy, a doctor at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Ernakulam in Kerala, is alleged to have played a key role to lure the TRS MLAs to defect to BJP by offering huge sums of money.

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