The parcels were booked in the names of two professors from Osmania University as gifts to the dignitaries, but both have denied any connection.

Industrial chemicals found in parcels for Chief Minister KTR and others in Hyderabad
news Crime Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 08:53

Hyderabad cops are on a lookout to nab the culprits who booked 62 parcels in the name of VIPs and police officers in Hyderabad at the Secunderabad post office on Friday, according to reports. The parcels, which are suspected to contain harmful industrial effluents, were addressed to the Chief Minister, his children, police officials and other VIPs in Hyderabad. The bookings were made in the name of two Osmania University professors, both of whom who have claimed ignorance and denied any connection to the parcels.

The parcels were brought to the Secunderabad post office on Friday by a person claiming they were gifts from the Osmania University to the dignitaries. Since the intake time for parcels for the day was concluded, the man was asked to come on Saturday for billing. The next day, he paid a sum of Rs 7,000 for the 62 parcels which were addressed to the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his son KTR and daughter Kavitha and several police officials in the city.

The parcels remained in the post office over the weekend. On Monday, while shifting the packages, staff noticed a foul smell emanating from them. Upon suspicion, the higher authorities opened the packages only to find bottles containing a black-coloured liquid that seemed to be a chemical. They alerted the police who sent the samples to the forensic lad for analysis. They also found photocopies of a three-page letter addressed to the dignitaries.

“We have requested FSL authorities to give the analysis report quickly. The letter has an incoherent message in English, mentioning some lottery price,” Mahankali police station inspector told the Times of India.

According to reports, the parcels were booked in the name of the former vice-chancellor of the Osmania University, S Ramachandran and another professor from the chemistry department.

The individuals have denied any connections to the incident and have requested the police to quickly arrest the culprits who tried to defame them.

There are no CCTV cameras at the Secunderabad post office and according to reports, police are verifying nearby CCTVs to identify the person who brought the parcels to the post office.

 

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