Renuka Charged Under SC/ST Act

Published: 21st March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2015 04:28 AM   |  A+A-

KHAMMAM/HYDERABAD: Congress MP and former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury landed in trouble on Friday with the Khammam Urban Police registering a case against her under the SC/ST Atrocities Act for allegedly taking a ‘bribe’ of `1.10 crore on the promise of securing party ticket for a local doctor ahead of last year’s elections in the state.

The police filed the case, acting on a complaint filed by one Kalavathi, widow of Dr Bhukya Ramji, an active Congress leader who passed away last year. In her complaint, Kalavathi alleged that Renuka had promised party ticket to her husband for the Wyra Assembly Constituency (an ST reserved seat) and took `1.10 crore for the same in May, 2013. However, Renuku didn’t keep her promise, she said.

Renuka strongly refuted the allegations and asserted that she had never ever met Kalavathi. She wondered why was Kalavathi making ‘baseless’ allegations after the death of Dr Ramji. However, Renuka admitted  meeting him in a group four-five times, but never alone.

“In the complaint, she says `1.76 crore, but outside, she claims I took `1.10 crore. They are making wild allegations,” Renuka said.

Kalavathi filed the police complaint on Monday and her brother-in-law Anil told TV channels that they have evidence to prove Renuka took the bribe.

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