The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned hearing to November 7, in the bail petition filed by three people, who were arrested by Cyberabad Police in Telangana on October 26, while allegedly attempting to persuade four MLAs of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to join BJP, in lieu of Rs 100 crore.
The Bench headed by Justice B.R. Gavai issued notice on the bail pleas of Ramachandra Bharati, Simhayaji and Nanda Kumar, who were alleged of having links with BJP.
The Apex Court told the accused that the Trial Court would hear their bail petition on the basis of merit and assured them that hearing in the lower court would not be affect their case pending before the High Court.
Cyberabad police of Hyderabad had arrested the accused from a farmhouse at Moinabad near Hyderabad on the night of October 26, when they were allegedly trying to bribe four MLAs of TRS.
They were booked under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The accused were produced before a Magistrate on the night of October 27, but he refused to send them to judicial custody, citing lack of evidence.
Following the court orders, police released the accused. Later, police approached the Telangana High Court challenging the orders of the lower court.
On October 29, Cyberabad police re-arrested the accused, after the Telangana High Court set aside the lower court’s order to release them.
The accused were taken to Cyberabad Police Commissionerate and from there to Moinabad police station.