Congress leaders meet Guv over lawyer couple’s murder, Seek CBI probe

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TPCC delegation led by Uttam Kumar Reddy is seen submitting a memorandum to the Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan in Raj Bhavan today. Other leaders Sridhar Babu, Jeevan Reddy Jagga Reddy and others are also seen.
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The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) alleged that the law and order in the state have collapsed and quoted the murder of the lawyer couple Gattu Vaman Rao and Nagamani as an example to their claim and sought CBI probe into the double murders.

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The delegation led by the TPCC President and MP Capt. N Uttam Kumar Reddy called on the Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan here at Raj Bhavan today and submitted a memorandum to this effect. The delegation comprises MLC T. Jeevan Reddy, MLAs Sridhar Babu and Jagga Reddy, TPCC SC Department Chairman N. Preetam and senior leader Annaiah Goud.

They requested her to direct for a court-monitored CBI investigation into the brutal murder as they suspect that the police are hand in glove with the local politicians who were involved in the murder of the couple.

Speaking to media persons later, Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the accused persons in the double murder case were reportedly close to Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao. He also alleged that the local police were trying to shield the TRS leaders who were involved in the brutal murders. He said there was a larger conspiracy behind the murders which needs to be exposed. “The lawyer couple’s murder is directly linked to Manthani’s custodial death which is again linked to sand mafia backed by top TRS leaders. However, local police are trying to suppress the facts to protect the TRS leaders who are involved in the murders,” he alleged adding that Police Commissioner Satyanarayana was acting like an agent of TRS leaders.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that although the High Court has directed the Telangana Police to submit a report on March 1, 2021, he said local police could not be trusted as they were being pressured by the ruling party to hush up the matter. “CM KCR did not issue a single-line statement condemning the brutal murders. This clearly shows that the Chief Minister is giving a free hand to the ‘Sand, land and mines mafia’ to establish their control using murders as a tool to instil fear among common people.

The TPCC Chief informed that the Congress party would also write a letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the President of the Bar Council of India and other authorities regarding the lawyer couple’s murder.

Later, the Congress leaders met Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy requesting him to expedite the investigation into the double murder case. He alleged that the police administration has collapsed with many senior police officials acting at the behest of ruling TRS leaders. He feared that the local police officials were trying to suppress the facts and tamper with the evidence.

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