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Jagan meets Guv,seeks CBI probe into Vivekananda Reddy's death

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Y S Jagan Mohan Saturday met E S L Narasimhan here and sought a sought a inquiry into the death of his uncle and former Y S Vivekananda

The YSRC alleged that the needle of suspicion points towards the ruling TDP in

"I am asking a straight question to Chandrababu Naidu.. If you are not at fault, why are you hesitating to give this case for inquiry," he said.

He favoured inquiry either by or an agency that does not report to police officials in or to Naidu.

The told reporters his party would go to court if the demand for CBI inquiry is not met.

Naming certain police officials who, he alleged, helped the Telugu Desam Party, he sought their removal from their posts.

Vivekananda did not have security, he said.

Vivekananda Reddy, former and younger brother of former Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was found dead at his house in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

Police had initially registered a case under Section 174 Cr P C (unnatural death) when Reddy's body was found by his staff early in the morning.

After post-mortem in the local government hospital, police confirmed the case was altered to Section 302 IPC that relates to murder.

The incident sparked a political slugfest between the opposition and the TDP with both trading allegations against each other.

On Friday, Vivekananda Reddy's party, YSR Congress, demanded a CBI probe into the case even as the state government constituted a Special Investigation Team, headed by CID of Police Amit Garg, to probe the death.

The YSR Congress has alleged that was responsible for his uncle's death.

Naidu alleged that Jagan and the YSRC blamed him, his son and the TDP only for political gains.

"Truth is truth. Nothing can be hidden. They wanted to use a family member's murder for political gains. It is a misfortune to have such a in politics," Naidu said, hitting out at the YSR Congress chief.

Rejecting Jagan Mohan Reddy's demand for a CBI investigation, Naidu had said the demand was raised only to get away from the case.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 21:10 IST