Anilkumar denies role in attack on TD Nellore in-charge
DECCAN CHRONICLE | dc correspondent
NELLORE: Former minister P. Anilkumar Yadav has denied his involvement in the attack on Telugu Desam Nellore city segment in-charge Kotamreddy Srinivasulu Reddy on Saturday night.
Srinivasulu Reddy had suffered multiple fractures to his leg in front of his house when a car being driven by a youth N.V. Rajasekhar Reddy hit him. TD leaders have alleged that YSRC leaders have stage-managed the attack.
TD chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hindupur MLA N. Balakrishna, former minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy and TD state president Atchnnaidu inquired about Srinivasulu Reddy’s condition and suspected ruling party role in it.
In this backdrop, Anilkumar Yadav told media persons on Sunday that he has nothing to do with the incident. He shared video footage with media to justify his claim.
In the video clipping, Srinivasulu Reddy and his son are seen having an argument with Rajasekhar Reddy, who subsequently drives his car into them. Though the TD leader’s son manages to escape, Srinivasulu Reddy suffers injuries on his leg. The video footage shows Rajasekhar Reddy speeding away in his car.
Nellore city police arrested Rajasekhar Reddy on Sunday evening and produced him before media. Nellore town DSP told reporters that Srinivasulu Reddy’s son Prajaisena Reddy and Rajasekhar Reddy have been personal rivals right from their college days.
The DSP maintained that the accused was not under the influence of liquor when the incident occurred and it has nothing to do with politics. He said they have booked an attempt to murder case against Rajasekhar Reddy.
Meanwhile, Srinivasulu Reddy’s wife Sandhya too has alleged that the attack on her husband is politically motivated.