D Sridhar Babu allegedly tried to conceal ganja in Kishan Reddy’s house to get him arrested.

Telangana Cong leader caught on tape conspiring to plant ganja to fix TRS leaderFacebook/ Duddilla Sridhar Babu
news Crime Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 19:42

Sudarshan: I’m planning to keep ganja in Kishan’s house and get him arrested.

Sridhar Babu: Tell me when you are planning to keep it. And don’t keep it in Duggal, it will be of no use. Keep it in Hyderabad [Kishan’s house in Hyderabad]. Tell me a day before executing the plan.

Sudarshan: I will procure the Ganja today evening itself. Should I get 10 kgs of it [ganja].

Sridhar: Okay.

Sudarshan: We will keep the Ganja in his cattle shed and make it look like it was brought from his field.

Sridhar: Okay.  

This was the leaked conversation between Sudarshan, a sarpanch from Karimnagar and former Telangana Congress Minister D Sridhar Babu, during which they allegedly plot against TRS president of Karimnagar, Kishan Reddy to frame him for possessing ganja (marijuana).

Sridhar, the former Civil Supplies Minister, has been accused of attempting to frame his political opponent Kishan Reddy, who is from the TRS. Sridhar allegedly tried to connive with two others to conceal ganja in Kishan’s house and get him arrested.

Kishan Reddy is the TRS president in Mutharam mandal in Karimnagar district. According to reports, both Kishan and Sridhar Babu had differences over a few issues, for which the latter developed a grudge and tried to fix him in a criminal case.

Following the complaint from Kishan Reddy, the Chikkadpally police filed a case against Sridhar and two others, Sudharshan and Bhargav, under the NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act.

Speaking to TNM, admin SI Nagul Meera said that they received the complaint on Friday. “We have filed a case under NDPS Act against Sridhar Babu, Sudarshan and Bhargav, a 20-year-old for trying to frame a case against Kishan Reddy,” he said.

He also informed that they also received audio clips from Kishan, which they are investigating.

Responding to the incident, Sridhar Babu, addressing the media on Sunday, stated that it is a case of political vendetta, and accused the TRS of witch-hunting.

He also accused the KCR-led TRS government of using the law enforcement agencies to threaten the opposition, and said that there’s no substantial evidence to the claims. He termed it a ‘mud-slinging’ programme.

Sridhar Babu was a three-time MLA from Manthani constituency in Karimnagar. He won consecutively from 1999-2014.


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