5 damage in Congress-BRS conflict in Revanth’s seat: Police


Police stated a case of rioting was registered below Part 146 of Indian Penal Code afyter 5 folks have been injured in clashes between two rival teams belonging to the Bharat Rashtra Samithi and Congress in Kodangal constituency of Telangana. (HT Archives)

At the least 5 folks have been injured in clashes between two rival teams belonging to the Bharat Rashtra Samithi and the Congress in Kodangal meeting constituency of Telangana’s Narayanpet district late on Tuesday evening, police stated.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy is contesting from Kodangal within the meeting elections scheduled to be held on November 30.

Kosgi police inspector G Janardhan Goud stated the incident occurred at Sarjekhan village, when the Congress employees allegedly attacked a convoy of BRS leaders who have been collaborating within the election marketing campaign. “They pelted stones on the BRS leaders, inflicting harm to their autos,” he stated.

The Congress employees, who alleged {that a} BRS chief from Hyderabad, Somasekhar Reddy, got here to Kosgi for distribution of cash among the many voters, waylaid the autos and attacked the ruling social gathering leaders. The window panes of the BRS leaders’ autos have been damaged, the police official stated.

“The BRS employees retaliated by hurling stones on the Congress employees, resulting in clashes between each the teams, which created a tense state of affairs within the village. In all, 5 individuals, together with three employees belonging to the BRS and two Congress employees, have been injured within the stone pelting,” Goud stated.

On coming to know in regards to the incident, BRS candidate Patnam Narender Reddy got here to Kosgi and staged a dharna at Ambedkar statue and raised slogans towards the Congress and the PCC chief. He lodged a grievance with the Kosgi police stating that the Congress employees assaulted the BRS employees.

The Congress employees, too, lodged a counter grievance with the police stating that the BRS leaders indulged in violence when questioned about distribution of cash among the many voters.

Police pacified the protesters, dispersed the gang and took the state of affairs below management. “We now have booked a case of rioting below Part 146 of Indian Penal Code towards each the teams and are investigating the matter,” the inspector stated.

The BRS MLA accused Revanth Reddy of instigating violent assaults on the BRS employees. “The PCC has realised that he can’t win the elections and therefore, has been frightening his social gathering employees to assault the BRS leaders,” he alleged.

PCC govt committee member Vijay Kumar, taking care of the social gathering marketing campaign in Kodangal, alleged that the BRS was sending cash baggage by its leaders to the constituency to bribe the voters. “After we questioned them, they attacked us,” he stated.

Raid on Cong candidate’s home

In the meantime, flying squads of the Election Fee and Hayatnagar police raided the residence of former Congress MP and social gathering candidate from L B Nagar meeting constituency Madhu Yaskhi at Hayatnagar early on Wednesday, following a grievance that he had hoarded big amount of money.

Nonetheless, neither the police nor the EC authorities disclosed about restoration of any money from Yashki’s residence.

The Congress candidate alleged that the police had tried to intimidate him with such raids, primarily based on a false grievance from sitting BRS MLA Sudhir Reddy, who’s contesting from the seat once more.

“I shall lodge a grievance with the EC towards the raids. The police or the flying squads didn’t produce any search warrant. The police threatened my household and social gathering employees,” he alleged.

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