HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Telangana state ACB to file a reply affidavit to the objections raised by petitioner Jerusalem Mathaiah, one of the accused in the cash-for-vote scam. Justice B Siva Sankara Rao was conducting in camera proceedings with audio and video recording to hear the quash petition of Mathaiah.
On earlier occasion, the judge has directed the ACB counsel to submit a copy of the chargesheet filed in the case to the petitioner’s counsel and the latter was asked to file his objections, if any. The ACB standing counsel submitted that as the chargesheet was filed in the case the above petition becomes infructuous.
On Monday, the petitioner’s counsel has reportedly filed an affidavit raising objections to the chargesheet filed by the ACB. Pointing out that the chargesheet was not yet numbered and initiation of prosecution itself is wrong, the counsel said he can proceed with his arguments in the case.