Opposition leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of being behind the murder of YS Vivekananda Reddy. YS Vivekananda Reddy, a former MP, is the uncle of Jagan. He was found dead at his residence in Pulivendula.
After probing the death, Kadapa police confirmed that Vivekananda was murdered. Shortly after the police conclusion, Jagan demanded a CBI probe into the incident. The YSRCP chief said that he doesn't have faith in the state police as they are allegedly under the influence of the TDP-led government. He said that an independent agency should investigate the murder.
Jagan raised suspicion that the TDP was behind the murder of his uncle. "Every time a murder happens in my family, it was during Naidu's regime."
"When my grandfather Y S Raja Reddy was murdered, TDP was in power. When there was an attempt on my life at Vizag airport, TDP was in power and when this murder happened, TDP was again in power," Jagan alleged.
Jagan also alleged that Chandrababu had a role in the death of his father. "Two days before the helicopter crash in which my father Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy died, Chandrababu Naidu told the assembly that you (YSR) will not return and his remarks were boldly published in the media," Jagan said.
Refuting the accusations, Chandrababu Naidu on Friday alleged that evidence was wiped out by YS Vivekananda's family.
Naidu said before the police rushed to the scene, the blood marks were washed off. He alleged that the family members initially tried to project it as a natural death and even tried to convince police that he died of cardiac arrest, while the injury marks on the body were clearly indicating that it was a murder.
"When the body was shifted to hospital and autopsy was done, they started saying it was a murder," Chandrababu said.
"If the murder has taken place in your house and all these attempts were made to clean the scene of crime, how can you blame us," Chandrababu asked Jagan. He said that the police were doing their investigations in an impartial manner and that the truth would come out.
With IANS inputs