The Telangana government on Tuesday filed a lunch motion petition seeking to suspend the order of a single bench of the high court which transferred the MLA poaching case to CBI, for four weeks in order to file a SLP in the Supreme Court.
The move came a day after the government’s writ petitions were dismissed by a division bench of the Telangana High Court upholding the order of the single bench.
Yesterday, the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan had refused a stay on the order. Yet the state government, which has decided to move the Supreme Court in order to stop the CBI inquiry in the case, filed the lunch motion petition.
Justice B Vijayasen Reddy, the single-bench judge inquired from advocate general BS Prasad if they had taken consent from the chief justice. He adjourned the matter till Wednesday and asked the advocate general to get consent from the chief justice.
It was Justice Reddy who had given the original order of transferring the case to the CBI and the Division Bench had upheld the order. The CBI is yet to start its investigations into the case and although it has approached the state government for the case diary, the latter has not responded.
The BRS Government had accused the BJP of luring its MLAs with promises of cash and posts and released several audio and video clips to prove their allegations. However, a press conference by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao releasing the evidence submitted to the court in public and denouncing the three accused as culprits has not gone down well.
The three accused had complained that they have no faith on the SIT under state police to get justice and based on their writ petitions the court decided to transfer the case to CBI.