Revanth moves HC over ‘Gulabi Coolie’ issue

Congress leader and MLA A.Revanth Reddy filed a petition in the High Court on Tuesday, questioning the inaction of the Telangana Anti Corruption Bureau in taking action

Published: 06th December 2017 02:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Congress leader and MLA A.Revanth Reddy filed a petition in the High Court on Tuesday, questioning the inaction of the Telangana Anti Corruption Bureau in taking action on his complaint made on August 31 against alleged illegal collection of money from various organisations, institutions and individuals by TRS ministers in the name of ‘Gulabi Coolie’ for holding their party plenary and a public meeting in Warangal in April this year.

He contended that the ministers had collected huge amounts of money as “Gulabi Coolie” and made a mockery of the labour force. Citing the details of cash and cheques collected by ministers, he said the action of the ministers, who are supposed to be public servants, constituted an offence under Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. 

The ministers concerned cannot escape from the Sections of the Act, he added and sought court’s direction to the ACB to take action on the complaint made by him earlier and order an inquiry into the same.
The chief secretary, ACB director-general and ACB’s DSP, Banjara Hills were named as the respondents. The matter is expected to come up for hearing on Wednesday.

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