ANDHRA PRADESH

Moddu Sreenu case: TDP urged to observe restraint

G. Muddukrishnama Naidu  

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Congress Legislature Party has advised Telugu Desam leaders to refrain from levelling wild charges against the police and dragging the name of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in connection with the arrest of Julakanti Srinivasa Reddy alias Moddu Sreenu, the prime accused in Paritala Ravi murder case.

Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, senior Congress leader G. Muddukrishnama Naidu faulted the TDP for trying to cast aspersions on the police regarding safety of Moddu Sreenu, who is undergoing treatment in Gandhi Hospital after sustaining injuries in a bomb blast in the city.

He said it was surprising that former Home Ministers - M.V. Mysoora Reddy and T. Devender Goud - besides other TDP leaders were accusing the Government and the police of inaction and failure to nab the prime accused for the last 10 months before he accidentally fell into the police trap.

Sreenu stable

Doctors at Gandhi Hospital on Saturday said that the condition of Sreenu was stable. "He is fit and is able to speak," hospital Resident Medical Officer G. Hanumanulu told reporters. He said an eye surgery was performed on Sreenu this morning for micro corneal abrasions.

He said since the blood potassium level in his body was low, the surgery on his thumb could not be carried out.

BJP demand

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Ch. Vidyasagar Rao demanded that the CBI release a daily bulletin on the progress of the case.

The law and order situation in the State was deteriorating due to interference of the ruling Congress in the functioning of the police, he told newsmen.

He urged the Government to give the police a free hand in the issue.