BJP general-secretary Premender Reddy, who filed the plea, said they were aggrieved with the order of the single judge in allowing the probe by the Telangana police without first deciding the maintainability of their petition seeking a CBI probe into the issue. The saffron party in its plea also reiterated its earlier stand that they have no association with the accused trio and even went to the extent of describing them as elements set up by the state police at the instance of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Describing the setting up of a SIT under the leadership of Hyderabad police commissioner CV Anand to investigate the case as a futile attempt, Reddy said: “When the chief minister himself is hell bent on maligning BJP, there is no point in getting the case investigated by agencies that work under him.” The BJP’s earlier petition had eight respondents and on Thursday it urged the court to allow it to add Anand as the ninth respondent.
“When persons at the helm of affairs in the state are holding press conferences and sending CDs to Chief Justices of various courts to defame us with political motives, we cannot expect the local police to act independently,” he said. He also described the alleged attempt to buy MLAs at the Moinabad farmhouse as a plot hatched at the instance of Telangana CM.