Congress blames TRS for murder of party leader in Nalgonda, demands CBI probe

Senior Congress leaders met the wife of party leader B Srinivas, who was murdered in Nalgonda district.
Congress blames TRS for murder of party leader in Nalgonda, demands CBI probe
Congress blames TRS for murder of party leader in Nalgonda, demands CBI probe
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The Telangana unit of the Congress lashed out against the state government on Friday and demanded a CBI enquiry into the murder of their party leader B Srinivas in Nalgonda district.

TPCC President N Uttam Kumar Reddy along with senior party leaders like K Jana Reddy, V Hanumantha Rao and Shabbir Ali met civic body chairperson B Lakshmi and the wife of the deceased. 

Addressing media persons later, Uttam Kumar Reddy said, “Some persons had been threatening Srinivas from the last six months. He also approached Telangana Chief Minister K Chandhrashekar Rao for protection. However, the government failed to provide protection to Srinivas.”

Dubbing it a political killing, the Congress leaders also passed on a group photo that showed TRS MLA from Nakrekal, Vemula Veeresham, along with the murder accused.

They also said that only a CBI probe could reveal the true details of the murder.

B Srinivas, husband of Nalgonda municipal chairperson B Lakshmi, was murdered by some unknown persons earlier this week.

B Srinivas was a close aide of Congress leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy.  He was found dead near his house in a drain in Savarkarnagar in Nalgonda town. Srinivas had allegedly received death threats in the past from the gang of slain extortioner Nayeem.

Venkat Reddy told a local media outlet, “Police should access call records of Srinivas in the past one year and find out who all threatened him, and who were behind this killing and punish them.”

According to reports, Srinivas received a phone call about a fight near his house. Srinivas stepped out of his home to intervene. However, the gang who were fighting turned against him and killed him.

The murder of Srinivas has triggered tension in the region. The Congress also called for a shutdown in the town, while police have tightened security to prevent any violence.

The police are yet to address mediapersons over the case, but it has been reported that a few people have been taken into custody for questioning.  

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