Soon after he was discharged from hospital, the Hyderabad police arrested Congress leader Vikram Goud on Thursday. Vikram was arrested for allegedly staging an attempt on his own life, in a bid to win sympathy from the voters.
After the arrest, Vikram made his way to the entrance of the hospital in a wheelchair, and boarded a police vehicle, after which he was produced in front of the Nampally High Court. The court remanded Vikram to 14 days judicial custody.
On Wednesday, the Hyderabad police arrested five persons, who allegedly helped Vikram with the crime.
While Vikram was then named as the prime accused in the case, the police could not arrest him immediately as he was being treated for his injuries.
Vikram had sustained three bullets injuries to his shoulder, stomach and spinal cord.
Police arrested him under the Arms Act, as well as under eight Sections of the IPC including for providing false information to the police, reported 10 TV.
On July 28, the Banjara Hills police booked a case of attempt to murder, following a complaint from Vikram’s wife Shipali.
After booking the case and taking her statement. Hyderabad police, deployed the CLUES team to collect samples and forensic evidences.
The police grew suspicious about the case when they found Vikram’s statement to contain several contradicting claims.
Police later arrested five persons involved in the crime. Hyderabad Police Commissioner, M Mahender Reddy said on Wednesday that Vikram had orchestrated the crime to win sympathy from voters and also to get away from financiers to whom he owed money.