According to hospital reports, the former CM fell in his bathroom and sustained a left hip fracture, which needed a replacement.
The BRS Government suffered another jolt in the Telangana High Court when a division bench headed by Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan upheld the verdict of the single bench which had quashed the investigations by state government formed SIT and transferred the MLA poaching case to CBI.
Now, the state government is likely to move the Supreme Court to stall CBI investigations into the case though the high court turned down Advocate General BS Prasad’s request to stay the implementation of the order to give time to the state government to approach the apex court.
Today the Chief Justice and Justice N Tukaramji dismissed all the six petitions of the state government pointing out that the earlier judgement was clearly well within the Criminal Law.
Last year, the farm house case had rocked the state when three people – Ramachandra Bharti, Nanda Kumar and Simhayaji – were arrested by Cyberabad police on charges of luring TRS MLAs following a tip-off by party MLA Pilot Rohit Reddy. The state government formed a special investigation team (SIT) led by Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand which after analysing call records and witness statements had issued notice to BJP general secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh among others to appear before it.
However, the single bench judge B Vijayasen Reddy had ordered the transfer of the case to the CBI on the basis of petitions filed by the three accused although he dismissed the one filed by state BJP.
A press conference held by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao making the evidence submitted to the high court on that very day public also didn’t go down well with the court. The right to justice of the three accused were trampled as they were labelled as culprits even before the court pronounced them guilty.
Gujjula Premender Reddy, BJP’s state general secretary, said in a statement, “The Bharatiya Janata Party welcomes the judgement of the Division Bench of the High Court on the CBI inquiry upholding the judgement of the Single Bench in the Farm House.”