Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief spokesperson Dr Sravan Dasoju lodged a complaint with the Central Crime Station in Hyderabad on Wednesday, alleging that a fake message was being circulated by some unidentified persons.
Accompanied by ex-MP M Anjan Yadav and other Congress leaders, Sravan met a senior police official and handed over the complaint, which alleged that the fake message was hinting at his exit from the Congress, which he said was untrue.
In his complaint, Sravan said that a picture with some text in Telugu language was being circulated to tarnish his image.
An English translation of the message read: â€śThere is severe injustice to BCs in the Congress Party; Hence I decided to leave the party; I am not able to adjust under the Reddyâ€™s supremacy.â€ť
Sravan said that the message was neither prepared by him nor circulated by him.
"It appears to be an unscrupulous act of unknown offenders. This sort of criminal campaign by miscreants is possible only either by hacking my account, morphing my account or creating an image/impression reflecting it like a replica of my own. For the last two days, these unknown offenders are sending these images to netizen across the world through WhatsApp including in Telangana,â€ť he said.
â€śA similar campaign, tarnishing my image, was done against me few months ago when there was a discussion about my appointment as AICC Spokesperson, but I ignored it at that point of time," he added.
Dubbing it a â€śvicious attemptâ€ť to create a rift within the Congress party, Sravan said, "It is a conspiracy to deliberately plant an impression that there is injustice to BCs in the Congress Party and hence I am leaving the party. It is nothing but a cunning attempt of indulging in character assassination and defamation. This fraudulent act of spreading false message is nothing but a serious offence, violating the rule of law.â€ť
Speaking to media persons later, Sravan said that those involved must be booked, arrested and tried under suitable criminal laws.