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EC shunts out Telangana SP over Congress leader's arrest

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

The on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the Superintendent of Police T. Annapurna, a day after the state was arrested by the police.

The poll panel has posted as the new of Police.

The directed the of Police not to use the services of Annapurna for election purposes.

The action comes a day after Revanth Reddy, also a candidate from constituency, was arrested in a raid on his house past midnight.

Police said he was taken into preventive custody as he had threatened to disrupt the election rally of at Kosgi in constituency.

Revanth was released after the rally of the Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief.

The had faulted the Police for the manner in which Revanth was arrested and wondered if the state had become a banana republic.

The court on Tuesday had summoned the to produce the evidence based on which the police acted against Revanth.

The High Court heard the Habeas Corpus petition filed by a for a second consecutive day on Wednesday. A division bench of Justice and Justice summoned of Police (DGP) Mahender and asked him to show the grounds on which the police arrested Revanth.

The DGP was also asked at which level the decision to arrest the Congress candidate was taken.

A of the petitioner told reporters that the court was not satisfied with the explanation and records provided by the DGP. It raised doubts on the veracity of a document from the intelligence department.

The court directed the DGP to file an affidavit and adjourned the hearing to December 17.

Telangana is going to the polls on December 7.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 17:10 IST
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