One more case against Mynampally for ‘attacking’ BJP workers

TRS Legislator and supporters assault BJP workers outside a police station

Updated - August 16, 2021 07:33 pm IST

Published - August 16, 2021 07:06 pm IST - Hyderabad

Malkajgiri TRS MLA Mynampally Hanumantha Rao and his supporters were booked again by the Rachakonda police on Monday for allegedly attacking the BJP corporators and their supporters outside Neredmet police station.

On Monday, the BJP cadre in the area was taken into preventive custody after they gave a bandh call condemning the attack on their Malkajgiri Corporator Vurapalli Sravan during flag hoisting on Sunday. The BJP police shifted the protesters from different localities and let them off at the police station. The BJP activists were staging a protest outside the police station when the MLA and his supporters, who were going around garlanding statues of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in the area in support of the Dalit Bandhu scheme launched by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Huzarabad, stopped near the police station and reportedly picked up an argument with them and attacked them. The video of the scuffle went viral on the internet. The MLA was heading to Huzurabad.

There were reports that the ruling TRS party workers barged into the police station and attacked BJP supporters.

However, DCP Malkajgiri Rakshitha K. Murthy denied the reports and said: “yes, there have been assaults on the supporters of one political party outside the police station and we are verifying the video footage of surveillance cameras in the area. But, they didn’t barge into the police station.”

The officer said that based on the complaint lodged by Moula Ali division BJP Corporator Sunitha Yadav, a case was registered against the Malkajgiri MLA and his supporters and a probe is on. On Sunday, Malkajgiri police booked the MLA and his supporters after Mr. Vurapalli lodged a complaint stating that they tried to kill him and outraged the modesty of Ms. Yadav and other women corporators and party workers.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.