Minister Mahender Reddy with one of the sons of Satyanarayana Reddy, absconding builder of the structure that collapsed in Nanakramguda.
Hyderabad: The builder of the under-construction building that collapsed in Nanakramguda on Thursday, Satyanarayana Singh, is alleged to be an associate of transport minister Mahender Reddy. His sons Saketh and Anil Singh are part of TRS cadre. Saketh Singh contested the GHMC elections in 2016 from Serlingampally, as an Independent candidate after he was denied a TRS ticket, but he lost.
The builder is said to have threatened GHMC officials whenever they visited. "Whenever a GHMC official visited the site, Singh used to frighten him. He was threatening to file a complaint with the ACB. Construction has been going on for five months," the source said.
Minister Mahender Reddy denies knowing the builder. "I don’t know the builder. I have no deals with them," he said.