Congress candidate for Gajwel
assembly constituency, Vanteru Pratap Reddy allegedly made a
futile self-immolation bid after a search was conducted at his
house in Kompally here following a complaint that cash meant
for distribution to voters was hidden there, police said
A flying squad comprising election officials reached
Reddy's house late Monday night along with police, but he and
his supporters prevented themfrom discharging their duty
leading to some tense moments.
During the search, Reddy immediately doused himself with
petrol and tried to set himself on fire, but the police
thwarted the bid, they said.
"Reddy along with his supporters misbehaved with the
officials on duty and also with police," Deputy Commissioner
was found during the search.
The official said a case of attempted suicide,
obstructing public servant in the discharge ofduty and other
charges under relevant IPC sections were registered against
Reddy and his supporters.
On Sunday evening, Reddy had held a sit-in protest at the
office of the Election Returning Officer in Gajwel, the
constituency represented by caretaker Chief Minister K
Chandrasekhar Rao, even as police evicted him.
He had alleged that his phones were being tapped and that
his supporters were being harassed.
Telangana assembly elections are scheduled to be held on
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