Telangana: Congress candidate against KCR attempts suicide in the middle of police raid at his home, booked

Reddy blamed the TRS supremo claiming that because he was a strong contender, the Chief Minister was instigating the police to harass him mentally and physically.

Amidst the Telangana assembly election pressure, it was reported that Congress candidate for Gajwel assembly constituency, Vanteru Pratap Reddy allegedly made a futile self-immolation attempt to prevent the police from conducting a search in his house at Kompally on the outskirts of Hyderabad late on Monday night.

Vanteru Pratap Reddy, who is contesting against Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and chief minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, was later arrested for obstructing the police from discharging their duties.

The police informed that a case of attempted suicide, obstructing public servants in discharge of their duty and other charges under relevant sections have been registered against Reddy.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

According to Cyberabad Police, the Election Commission had received a complaint from TRS leaders earlier in the day that Reddy and his followers were distributing money to people at his Kompally residence. A flying squad comprising election officials along with a team led by Balanagar deputy commissioner of police, Padmaja, reached Reddy’s house late on Monday to conduct searches in his house following an instruction from the poll body.

Reddy, along with his family members and supporters reportedly resisted the team’s entry, alleging that the police was trying to intimidate him and his workers in the name of such search operations.

While the team was executing the task, Reddy immediately doused himself with petrol and tried to set himself on fire, however, the police managed to thwart the attempt.

Though nothing substantial was found during the search, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Balanagar Zone) PV Padmaja told PTI that “Reddy along with his supporters misbehaved with the officials on duty and also with police.”

Meanwhile Reddy blamed the TRS supremo claiming that because he was a strong contender, the Chief Minister was instigating the police to harass him mentally and physically.

Supporters of the Congress candidate gathered near his house and started shouting slogans against the TRS government and the chief minister.

As the situation turned tense, police took Reddy into custody and warned the party workers against coming in there way while they were performing their duty. After an intense search for over an hour, the police left saying they did not find any money or valuables at the house.

A day before this incident Reddy held a hunger strike in front of the office of the Election Returning Officer in Gajwel. He had alleged that his phones were being tapped and that his supporters were being harassed by the TRS leaders.

Gajwel Police arrested him and took him away though they let him off later. But Reddy got himself admitted to a corporate hospital in Secunderabad complaining of low blood pressure.

Telangana assembly elections are scheduled to be held on December 7.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram assembly election results

Latest updates and breaking news on counting day: Leads stabilising in MP, TRS set to form government in Telangana

Latest news and updates from 2018 assembly election results of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram.

Statue of all ironies: Pritish Nandy uses example of fake news to spread fake news

Pritish Nandy shared a fake image which was earlier shared by Youth Congress leader

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image

Prashant Bhushan and left-liberal cabal was actively helping Vijay Mallya in UK court by attacking CBI special director Rakesh Asthana

Vijay Mallya's defence team was using Indian left-liberals' allegations agaist Rakesh Asthana in London court
Image Source: Zee News

Sidhu knew of the opening before Imran Khan was sworn in, Kartarpur a bigger conspiracy by ISI: Captain Amarinder Singh

Pakistan General Bajwa had revealed the Kartarpur corridor news to Navjot Singh Sidhu even before Imran Khan was sworn in as their PM, Punjab CM Singh indicated “a bigger conspiracy" hatched by the Pak Army.

After stopping BJP’s rath yatra, West Bengal government allows Hindu-hater Bangladeshi Maulana to address meetings in the state

BJP's rath yatra banned, Bangladeshi Islamic preacher welcomed in West Bengal
Vijay Mallya to be extradited

Big victory for India: UK court orders Vijay Mallya’s extradition who is wanted in India for a Rs. 9000 crore scam

The liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, is wanted in India in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs. 9000 crores and is to be extradited to India.

When ‘anti-corruption crusader’ met the ‘Raja’ of 2G spectrum scam

Kejriwal, who till now has been religiously snubbed by Congress and its allies, is expected to participate in the meeting for the first time.

‘Journalists’ and politicians spread lies about RBI Deputy Governor’s resigning following Urjit Patel’s exit

"Journalists" started rumour-mongering about the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya soon after Governor Urjit Patel resigned citing personal reasons

Jignesh Shah’s firm rented property owned by Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka: Here is all you need to know about NSEL scam

The NSEL suspended the trading of all contracts on the 31st of July, 2013. Eventually, 24 trading entities defaulted on their payment to the spot exchange, which amounted to around Rs. 5600 crores.

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these