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YSRC leader and TD activist clash, police registers case

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 25, 2017, 7:07 am IST
Updated Aug 25, 2017, 7:07 am IST
Tempers flared at Nandyal on Thursday, a day after the largely uneventful polling.
TD activist Abhiruchi Madhu holding a knife during a clash with YSRC leader Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy in the presence of police on Thursday. (Photo: DC)
 TD activist Abhiruchi Madhu holding a knife during a clash with YSRC leader Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy in the presence of police on Thursday. (Photo: DC)

Kurnool: Tempers flared at Nandyal on Thursday, a day after the largely uneventful polling, when YSCR leader Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy, the brother of party candidate Shilpa Mohan Reddy, clashed with TD activist Abhiruchi Madhu. Madhu’s car was damaged and his private gunman opened five rounds of fire. No casualty was reported. An attempt-to-murder case has been registered against Mr Chakrapani Reddy  at the Two Town police station on the complaint of Madhu.

The incident was condemned by Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya who called for peace in the sensitive town. Officer on Special Duty and in-charge, DSP U Ravi Prakash confirmed that a case has been booked against Silpa Chakrapani Reddy. Mr Chakrapani Reddy, along with his followers, had gone to attend the funeral of YSRC activist S. Mohammed Basha. Madhu also turned up there, and a row ensued over parking his car. Workers of both parties quarrelled and stones were pelted at Madhu’s car. The window pane of the car was damaged. Police said Madhu’s gunman opened five rounds of fire to the air to drive away the people. Mr Chakrapani Reddy claimed Madhu himself had opened fire. “They had obstructed our vehicles. While others tried to restrain Madhu, he did not stop and surged forward to attack me,” Mr Chakrapani Reddy said.

 

YSRC Kurnool district unit president Gowru Venkata Reddy claimed the motive behind the attack on Mr Chakrapani Reddy was to threaten them. He said that Mr Chakrapani Reddy resignation from the Legislative Concil whle defecting to the YSRC had come as a shock to the ruling party. Unable to digest the growing popularity of YSRC president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the TD had had resorted to rowdy politics, he claimed.

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