The Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the state government to probe the TSPSC question paper leak has issued a fresh notice to BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay Kumar to appear before it on 26 March after he ignored its earlier notice asking him to depose before it on Friday.
The officials of SIT went to Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s residence on Saturday, 25 March, and served the notice to him to preclude the possibility that he might say that he did not receive any notice.
Bandi Sanjay is now believed to be consulting legal experts on the options before him, including whether to depose before the SIT and, if he does, whether he would be legally bound to produce the evidence that he has said he has in his possession.
No trust in the SIT: Bandi Sanjay
Bandi Sanjay skipped presenting himself before the SIT team on Friday, arguing that it was not possible as he had to attend the ongoing Parliament session. He said that though he did not receive the notice, he, however, was informing the SIT that it would not be possible for him to appear before it on Friday and that it may suggest a fresh date.
The SIT’s notices asked him to share whatever evidence he had in support of his claim that several candidates from two villages in erstwhile Karimnagar district secured more than 100 out of 150 marks in the Group I Prelims as they had access to leaked question papers.
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After skipping the session with the SIT, the BJP MP also said that even if he appears before the SIT, he was within his rights not to share the evidence with it since he had no trust in them. He said that he would hand over the proof of his allegations only if the inquiry is led by a sitting judge.
Response to Nirudyoga Mahadharna is a slap in the face of KCR regime.
If BRS govt is not guilty, why the TSPSC paper Leakage investigation, is not being conducted by sitting judge ? pic.twitter.com/1XoxqyTrPe
— Bandi Sanjay Kumar (@bandisanjay_bjp) March 25, 2023
Revanth Reddy’s SIT deposition
TPCC president A Revanth Reddy had already deposed before the SIT on Thursday and later said that IT Minister KT Rama Rao had all the information regarding the leakage of question papers.
He urged the SIT to take action on the comments made by him on the question paper leakage.