High Court rejects Telangana government's appeal in MLAs poaching case

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court has rejected the state government's appeal challenging the transfer of the investigation into the MLAs poaching case to the CBI. The division bench, consisting of Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice N. Tukaramji, dismissed the petitions from the state government and MLA Pilot Rohit Reddy. The court ruled that the single judge bench's order cannot be faulted and must not be interfered with.

This ruling clears the path for the CBI to investigate the highly publicized case. The High Court rejected the Advocate General's request to temporarily halt the order's implementation, as the state government intends to challenge it in the Supreme Court.

Previously, on December 27, 2022, Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy ordered the transfer of the MLAs' poaching case to the CBI and also invalidated a government order that established a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to examine the case.

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