KTR booked for alleging that CM Revanth sent Rs 2500 cr to Congress high command

BRS working president KTR has been booked for reportedly claiming that CM Revanth was taking bribes from businesspersons to send funds to the Congress high command in Delhi ahead of general elections.
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Telangana police have registered a case against Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) working president and MLA KT Rama Rao for making an allegation against Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy that he sent Rs 2,500 crore to the Congress high command for Lok Sabha elections through extortions from contractors and builders in the state, without any evidence. The complainant also said that KTR alleged that Revanth would switch from Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the upcoming general elections, in a speech at the BRS party office in Banjara Hills on March 27.  

On a complaint by a Congress leader from Hanamkonda, Bathini Srinivasa Rao, a zero First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Hanamkonda Police Station and the same was transferred to Banjara Hills Police Station in Hyderabad.

KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505(2) (statements conducing public mischief).

Addressing a meeting of BRS leaders on March 27, KTR had reportedly said that accusations have surfaced against Revanth Reddy that he has been extorting money from businesspersons in the state and forwarding it to the Delhi Congress high command. According to the complaint, KTR alleged that Revanth Reddy has already dispatched Rs 2,500 crore to Delhi for the upcoming parliamentary polls. To amass such significant sums, Revanth Reddy allegedly halted the issuance of permissions for buildings and layouts over the past three months, pressuring real estate stakeholders for funds under the threat of denial of approvals, KTR had reportedly said.

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