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New Delhi: Lower court judge who was arrested in “Cash for bail scam” said, former Karnataka minister, Gali Janardhana Reddy’s relatives offered as much as 100 crores to secure a bail for him.

Chief Judge of Small Causes Court, K Lakshmi Narsimha Rao, who was arrested by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau, confessed that Dasaradharami Reddy, a relative of Gali Janardhana Reddy, had made the offer, according to a remand application filed by the ACB a few days ago.

The judge, now suspended, is in the judicial custody after being in ACB custody for some days.

“…Narasimha Rao voluntarily stated that Krishna Prasad, who is an auditor, and Venkateswara Rao, a relative of him, approached Narasimha Rao in the second week of April 2012 and said that Dasaradharami Reddy, a relative of Gali Janardhana Reddy, is known to him”.

“He (Dasaradharami Reddy) had asked to search for a channel to influence the CBI judge for Reddy’s release on bail and for which Dasaradharami Reddy was ready to pay even Rs 100 crore,” the remand application said.

ACB arrested Narasimha Rao on July 12. According to ACB, Pattabhirama Rao, the CBI Court Judge, granted bail to the former Karnataka minister, arrested in illegal mining case, last month after taking a bribe.

Reddy’s bail was later cancelled by the High Court.

ACB has arrested Pattabhirama Rao, and also family court judge Prabhakar Rao.

“On hearing the said figure of the amount, he (Lakshmi Narasimha Rao) was shocked and allured. He planned to convince Naga Maruti Sharma, the CBI Judge who was dealing with Gali Janardhana Reddy’s case at the time,” as per ACB.

He called Naga Maruti Sharma on April 18 to his residence and tried to persuade him, but Naga Maruti Sharma declined, said the ACB application.(IANS)(Image;newsX)

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Anna Hazare to initiate mass awakening through his Jan-Jagran Yatra

The prime motive of his new organization is to carry out a Jan-Jagran Yatra throughout the country to awaken the masses

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Hazare is said to follow the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and aims to root out corruption from the country.
Hazare is said to follow the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and aims to root out corruption from the country. Wikimedia Commons

Once again Anna Hazare has come into the forefront to put resistance to the every growing mismanagement at the administrative level. Hazare is said to follow the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and aims to root out corruption from the country.

According to the media report by PTI, social activist Anna Hazare has come up with his new 20-member `National Core Committee’ ahead of his March 23 agitation in Delhi. Hazare has aimed to expand his party up to 40-50 members.

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The prime motive of his new organization is to carry out a Jan-Jagran Yatra throughout the country to awaken the masses.

Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Wikimedia Commons

All the party members hail from various states of the country. In a move to curb any wrongdoing on any one’s behalf, everyone in the party is made to sign affidavits stating that they would never join a political party or contest elections.

He also asserted on the point that, he doesn’t want anyone from his new party to turn out like Arvind Kejriwal and thus he has made every member of the core group to sign the affidavit.

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In the coming days, Anna Hazare will be protesting in Delhi for raising the issue of “competent Lokpal” and to highlight farmer’s problems.

Anna Hazare came to light in 2011, when he raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. It was only after this; Kejriwal associated himself with Hazare and grabbed the opportunity to launch him into elections and launched the Aam Aadmi Party.

The members list as per PTI report includes Akshaykumar (Odisha), Commander Yashwant Prakash (Rajasthan), Colonel Dinesh Nain (Delhi), Manindra Jain (Delhi), Vikram Taparwada (Rajasthan), Dasharath Kumar (Rajasthan), Karanveer Thaman (Punjab), Praveen Indian (Uttar Pradesh), Sunil Fauji (Uttar Pradesh), Gauravkant Sharma (Uttar Pradesh), Rakesh Rafiq (Uttar Pradesh), P N Kalki (Uttar Pradesh), Sushil Bhatt (Uttarakhand), Bhopal Singh Chaudhary (Uttarakhand), Naveen Jaihind (Haryana), Shivaji Khedkar (Maharashtra), Kalpana Inamdar (Maharashtra), Ram Naik (Karnataka), Serfi Flago (Arunachal Pradesh) and Sunil Lal (Uttar Pradesh).

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