According to latest buzz in several TV channels like TNews, TV5, 10tv, NTV and Sakshi channels. The primary witness in Revanth Reddy’s cash for vote case , nominated MLA stephenson’s statement that was recorded before magistrate under section 160 of CrPC, has been leaked to media. Telangana police is verifying the leaked statement.
According to the channels, On 28th May Jerusalem Mathaiah has called Stephenson to invite him to attend a program on May 30th at Basheerbagh . On the same day Jerusalem Mathaiah came to his house to say that Revanth Reddy has sent him , and offered him Rs.2 crore to stay away from MLC elections. They also offered him air tickets for a foreign trip .
After one and half hour middlemen Anthony came to his house and introduced him to Sebastian, who said he came with the permission of AP CM Chandrababu Naidu. They offered him Rs.5 crore if he votes for TDP MLC candidate in Telangana council elections, said Stephenson.
Stephenson immediately approached DGP and ACB and informed the same with a letter on the same day at 3 PM in the afternoon.With his complaint ACB has installed camera (iphones) on TV stand .
While Stephenson placed a condition before Sebastian that he would go further only if any main leader of TDP come in-touch with him. Then entered Revath Reddy into the deal . Sebastian also promised he would connect Stephenson with Chandrababu on phone.
Chandrababu was busy in meeting and he could not talk and that evening Sebastian called Stephenson and said Chandrababu will talk to him . While Naidu told him that his men have briefed him and said that he is free to take decision on his own and promised that he would stand behind him …
The next morning, Sebastian rang up again and conveyed that he along with Revanth Reddy would come to his house and hand over Rs. 50 lakh out of the Rs. 5 crore assured to be paid to cast vote to the TDP MLC nominee. But Sebastian later decided to change the place of meeting. Then the Stephenson approached his friend Malcolm Taylor stating that he wanted to meet some people at the latter’s house. However, the meeting was arranged at the house of Taylor’s mother. The ACB officials had set up audio and video recording equipment in the house..Rest followed …According to TV channels.
Earlier Today TRS nominated MLA Stephenson met Telangana chief minister KCR in his camp office chamber.It is reported that TRS MLA met CM KCR over the proceedings of cash for vote scam.
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