Hyderabad: YSR Congress Member of Parliament Vijaya Sai Reddy lodged a complaint against V. Radhakrishna, managing director of Telugu news channel ABN, at the Jubilee Hills police station on Sunday.
The complaint said the TV channel had telecast a fake audio tape, which tarnished Mr Reddy’s reputation. The complaint states: ‘The ABN channel, using a person from Australia to impersonate my voice, ran a story as if I was being critical of my party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. I don't know certain words attributed to my voice.’
The voice in the recording says: “The people of Andhra Pradesh don’t have self respect and commitment compared to the people of Telangana state.”
Inspector K. Balakrishna Reddy of the Jubilee Hills police station said, “Questioning the authenticity of the recorded voice, Reddy has filed a complaint with the Jubilee Hills police, with the evidence, saying it has defamed him.”
The police are taking legal opinion before registering the case.
The complaint alleged that there is a big conspiracy behind the telecast and that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was behind it.
The complaint requested the police to file a case under section 153A of the Indian Penal Code and as an election offence under section 125 of the Representation of the People Act....