Hyderabad : The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the Special Investigation Team probing the alleged attempt to poach TRS MLAs, to again serve notice on BJP leader B L Santhosh, who is yet to appear before the SIT.
Earlier, the Telangana SIT had issued notices to BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Santhosh and others to appear before it for questioning on November 21. However, they did not turn up before the probe panel.
One advocate, who was also summoned by the SIT, had appeared before it.
Telangana Advocate General B S Prasad informed the court that despite the notice being served, Santhosh did not appear before the SIT and that he had sought time ( from the panel ) on the ground that he had scheduled tour programs and that he wanted sufficient time without indicating as to the date for appearing. ance.
After hearing the matter, the High Court directed the SIT to again serve fresh notice under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure ( CrPC ) to Santhosh giving them reasonable time to appear before the investigation team.