Police have to come clear on Bandi's missing phone: BJP

Update: 2023-04-10 19:12 GMT
Telangana BJP President and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar being detained by the police from his residence in Karimnagar, (PTI)

HYDERABAD: It’s not uncommon to lose or misplace something when on the road for a long time, travelling from place to place or changing vehicles.

But in the case of Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar losing his mobile phone while he was in police custody, and his charge that it was stolen by some cops, raises questions on what exactly happened after he was arrested from Karimnagar Tuesday midnight.

“Sanjay had his phone with him in the police vehicle till he was taken to the Bommalaramam police station in Yadadri-Bhongir district,” a Sanjay aide said.

He was made to move from one police vehicle to another several times as he was first taken toward Aler, then towards Jangaon, and then to Palakurthi and Station Ghanpur, from then on to Lingala Ghanpur, Wardannapet, and finally to Hanamkonda.

“Neither Sanjay nor any of us have any idea how the phone went missing. Sanjay believes it was stolen by the police and so a complaint was lodged to trace it. It is now up to the police to find the phone. The entire journey to Hanamkonda from Karimnagar with him being made to switch vehicles constantly was more than 100 kilometres. There was a lot of confusion and since he was in police custody all the time, and it was in police vehicles he was being transported in, it is for the police to say where his phone is,” a BJP leader said.


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