The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had recently filed a chargesheet against Reddy. He is the second person to turn approver. In November last year, Dinesh Arora, a liquor baron and an accused in the case, had turned approver.
This could spell more trouble for former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is facing money laundering charges by the ED.
Reddy, through his counsel, had filed a petition before the Rouse Avenue Court, requesting the court to allow him to turn approver. The court allowed this and also forgave him in the case.
The ED, in its supplementary charge sheet, had claimed that Vijay Nair, a businessman and communication in-charge of the Aam Aadmi Party, received a bribe of Rs 100 crore from the South Group on behalf of party leaders. Prominent persons of the South Group Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, Raghava Magunta Sarath Reddy and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. There is poetry.
The ED has mentioned that Dinesh Arora gave Rs 82 lakh to Sisodia as part of party fund collection for the assembly elections.
The ED’s case is based on the FIR lodged by the CBI. The ED has filed a main charge sheet and four supplementary charge sheets in the case.
Sarath Chandra Reddy was arrested by the ED in November last year.