Mangalagiri MLA and YSRCP leader Alla Rama Krishna Reddy met Andhra DGP RP Thakur on Wednesday, seeking additional security cover during his visits to his constituency. Rama Krishna has alleged that his security cover has been deliberately reduced from 2+2 to 1+1 by the TDP government, despite threats to his life from Naxals and sand mafia in the area.
Rama Krishna is a known face in the party, and his constituency falls in the Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA). During his meeting with the DGP, he said that he will approach the High Court if the top cop doesnâ€™t initiate the process of providing additional security to him.
Speaking to a local media outlet he said, â€śNeither people, nor us representatives, have security. People elected us to protect the people, and we need security for ourselves as well. I asked him why the government has removed the existing security cover.â€ť
Earlier, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) had asked the local police to provide necessary security wherever he visits, Rama Krishna said. However, he alleged that the police officials in Mangalagiri have not followed the SHRC orders.
He further alleged, â€śThe police said that the threats from naxals were actually fake. Later, when the sand mafia threatened me, they should have given a clarification on who wrote the letters and why they wrote the letters. I have sought additional security and I will leave it to their wisdom. But I will approach the High Court at an appropriate time.â€ť
In June this year, Alla Rama Krishna appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for an enquiry into a disproportionate assets case against Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Durga Prasad, because of allegations that the MLA had links to the DSP.
In August 2016 Alla Ramakrishna Reddy moved a petition in the Supreme Court seeking inclusion of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's name as an accused in the infamous cash-for-vote-scam which still continues to rock the political landscape of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.