21/03/2015 2:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Police Case Against Renuka Choudhary On Bribery And Cheating Allegations

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INDIA - DECEMBER 09: Renuka Chowdhury, Minister of State for Tourism addressing the press conference in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Ravi S Sahani/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

KHAMMAM, Telangana — Police in Khammam district of Telangana has registered a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against former Union Minister Renuka Choudhary following a complaint that she allegedly took Rs.1.10 crore by promising an Assembly ticket to a local leader ahead of elections last year and abused his wife when she sought return of the money.

The case was registered following an order by High Court in Hyderabad on the complaint by B Kalavati, the wife of a tribal leader from Telangana, who alleged that Choudhary took the money from her husband Ramjee Naik for getting the party ticket to contest from Wyra Assembly constituency in Khammam district, according to Khammam circle inspector Sridhar. Ramjee has since died.

The complainant alleged that Choudhary abused her by her caste when the money was sought to be returned, he said.

She further alleged that Chowdhury did not give her husband the ticket, but gave it to somebody else.

"Before the assembly polls, Renuka Chowdhury promised us the Wyra assembly ticket, but we didn't get it. We want justice and we will take this matter to the court. She took more than Rs.1.10 crore and cheated us," Kalawati said.

The Hyderabad High Court has ordered the police to register a case against Chowdhury on Kalawati's complaint.

Kalawati has also reportedly accused Chowdhury of abusing her when she sought a return of the money.

Chowdhury refuted the allegations, describing it as baseless, humiliating and dirty brand politics.

"This is totally baseless, unsubstantiated and politically motivated. I have never met this woman in my life. I can swear by that. Such unfortunate things happen in politics," Chaudhary said when contacted.

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