Hyderabad:Sathupally MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah has been granted bail in the Cash For Vote scam by the Special Anti Corruption Bureau Court here on Tuesday
The special court for ACB cases, while granting bail to Veeraiah, directed him to furnish two sureties of Rs 2 lakh each, confine himself to Sattupally constituency which he represents and to surrender his passport.
Veeraiah, who was arrested by Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), on July 6 after a day-long questioning in connection with the case, was subsequently remanded in judicial custody till July 21 even as he had filed a bail petition in the court. Earlier, ACB interrogated Veeraiah in police custody for two-days on July 9 and July 10.
Veeraiah was the second politician to be arrested in the sensational cash-for-vote scam, following the arrest of another TDP MLA and deputy floor leader of Telugu Desam in Telangana Assembly A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in the case. Veeraiah, who represents Sattupally constituency in Khammam district allegedly made several calls to co-accused, before allegedly contacting nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson in the run up to the MLC polls.