Vijayawada

Former minister’s son held on murder charge

CHANDARLAPADU (KRISHNA DT.): Police on Friday arrested Vasantha Krishna Prasad, son of former Home Minister, Vasantha Nageswara Rao, in a murder case.

In June last year, one Podili Ravi was murdered in the district and Mr. Krishna Prasad had been facing conspiracy charges in that case.

Speaking to The Hindu on Friday, Nandigama Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) D. Chinna Hussain said following the statement given by Ravi’s wife, Madhavi in the court alleging Krishna Prasad as a conspirator in the murder case, police arrested the accused.

“We arrested Krishna Prasad under Sections 302 and 307 of IPC. He was produced in court and remanded to judicial custody in Nandigama Sub-Jail,” said the DSP.

Meanwhile, leaders of Telugu Desam party staged a protest against the arrest of Krishna Prasad.

//EOM.1300 hrs.


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