The people of Andhra Pradesh have chosen as many as 151 criminally accused politicians as their MLAs in recently held elections.
In the recently held election, the people of Andhra Pradesh have chosen as many as 151 criminally accused MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly)’s, according to a report unveiled by the Andhra Pradesh Election Watch (APEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
As many as 151 newly-elected MLAs in the State have declared criminal cases against them, with 55 reporting serious criminal cases in their election Affidavits, the report said.
8 MLAs in Andhra Pradesh have been convicted in criminal cases.
The report also said that 8 of them have been convicted in criminal cases.
Murder: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MLA Ramakrishna Reddy Pinnelli has declared a criminal case linked to murder while 10 other MLAs have declared cases related to attempt to murder.
Crime against women: 6 MLAs have declared cases connected to crime against women such as assault or criminal force against women with intent to outrage her modesty.
Kidnapping cases: 7 MLAs have declared cases linked to kidnapping.
It is worth noting that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who recently became the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh also declared in his affidavit that he has been charged with 31 criminal case.
In the affidavit under the column ‘pending criminal cases’ declared that 31 criminal cases were pending against YS Jagan Reddy with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and different police stations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
In the 11 CBI cases, Mr. Reddy has been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy, forgery, dishonesty, accepting bribe, inducing delivery of property, criminal misconduct, criminal breach of trust, prevention of Corruption and few more crimes.
In 7 ED cases, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s son Mr Jagan has been charged with Money Laundering.
According to The Times of India, the Enforcement Directorate had drawn up a list of top money launderers and Jagan Reddy was one of them.
Mr. Reddy was in the top money launders list because he was accused by the agency of laundering several hundred crores of rupees through 31 shell companies linked to him and his associated.
In 13 cases booked in Andhra Pradesh as well as Telangana police stations, Mr. Jagan has been charged with more than 20 different forms of offences recorded in the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In police station of Pulivendula, several cases have been booked under 16 different sections of the Indian Penal Code and other criminal acts.
Different cases have also been booked against YS Jagan Reddy for rioting armed with deadly weapons, criminal intimidation, mischief causing damage to public property, and several other crimes.
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