Staff Reporter

YSR’s son-in-law released on bail later

KHAMMAM: Anil Kumar, evangelist and son-in-law of Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who was booked for violation of model code of conduct for the elections in Khammam surrendered before Superintendent of Police Mahesh M. Bhagwat on Monday. He was later released on bail against a personal bond executed in Khammam (Rural) police station.

A criminal case was booked against him under 171-IPC (electoral offence) and 188-IPC (disobedience to an order promulgated by a public servant) for making an appeal at a religious meeting on the premises of a church in the outskirts of Khammam to vote for the Congress party on March 24. Brochures pertaining to the government-sponsored welfare measures were also distributed at the meeting without acknowledging the name of the printer.

Some of those who had participated in the meeting were allegedly paid bus fare.

Three other persons, who were also involved in the episode, were arrested immediately as they were locally available. As no immediate action was taken against Anil Kumar, the issue was raised by the Opposition parties at different fora.

Collector V. Usha Rani had assured them of action as per law after duly investigating the case.

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