The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday relaxed the bail conditions that were imposed on TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in the cash-for-vote scam, granting permission to the legislator to go out of his native Kodangal constituency in Mahbubnagar district.
The court earlier, while granting him bail, had imposed that he could not move out of his constituency, but has relaxed the imposition following multiple pleas by Revanth, that he needed to come to Hyderabad on medical grounds, a Times of India report adds.
However the TDP MLA is now expected to appear before the ACB investigation officer in Hyderabad every Monday at 5 pm and is not allowed to talk to the media about the case.
The cash-for-vote case had come to light on May 31 when TDP legislator in Telangana, A Revanth Reddy and two others were arrested by the ACB while allegedly paying a bribe of Rs.50 lakh to a nominated member Elvis Stephenson, to secure his vote for a TDP candidate in the state legislative council elections.
The ACB had arrested another TDP candidate Sandra Venkata Veeraiah in the case. It questioned TDP candidate in council elections Vem Narendra Reddy and others.
An audio recording of a purported telephonic conversation between Naidu and the nominated legislator was also aired on some television channels in June.
Telangana's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) alleged that Naidu is the mastermind of the cash for vote scam, while the TDP which is in power in Andhra Pradesh alleged that Telangana government had indulged in tapping of Naidu's phone.
Inputs from IANS