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Telangana Congress leader detained ahead of KCR rally

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

In a pre-dawn action, police in detained state ahead of Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's election rally in district.

Police said he was taken into preventive custody from his residence at at 3 a.m. to prevent any untoward incident during Rao's rally in Kosgi. He was shifted to an undisclosed location.

Reddy, who quit the to join the earlier this year, represented in the dissolved Assembly.

His detention came in view of Reddy's threat to disrupt the Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief's rally. He had called for a shutdown to protest police raids at his house last week.

The had also issued a notice to over his threat. A said a case was booked against on a complaint by the

Tension prevailed in following Reddy's detention. The police have already imposed prohibitory orders in the town to prevent any untoward incident.

Reddy's wife condemned the police high-handedness and wanted to know his whereabouts. She lodged a complaint with the

workers at Jadcherla in district staged a protest, demanding immediate release of Revanth. One of the protestors attempted self-immolation.

A Congress filed a habeas corpus petition in High Court and the same is expected to come up for hearing later in the day.

Congress told reporters in that they will lodge a complaint with the

alleged that the police arrested Revanth at the behest of the Minister. He said the TRS was misusing his power and the election authorities were biased.

Senior Congress condemned the manner in which police arrested Revanth. He said the fear of election defeat had gripped KCR.

Rajat Kumar, however, denied the allegations that they were biased. He said they treat all political parties equally.

Elections to the 119-member Assembly are scheduled for December 7.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 13:34 IST
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