Telangana Congress Working
President A Revanth Reddy was taken into preventive custody
early Tuesday ahead of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao's public
meeting in Kodangal assembly constituency.
He was arrested from his residence in Kodangal town of
Vikarabaddistrict, police said.
Revanth, the Congress candidate for Kodangal constituency
had called a protest rally and a bandh against Rao's
scheduled meeting at Kosigi in the assembly segment this
"He (Revanth) has been taken into preventive custody, in
view of apprehension of disturbance of public order and breach
of security," Additional Director General of Police (Law and
Order) Jitender told PTI.
"He will be released (later) during the day," the
Revanth's wife, Geeta accused the police of breaking open
the doors of their house and forcibly taking away her husband
to an "unknown location".
Many of his followers were also taken into custody from
On Saturday night, police had carried out raids at the
Congress leader's residences following which he had given a
Prohibitory orders have been imposed in Kodangal town to
prevent any untoward incidents in view of KCR's election
Earlier, some TRS leaders had lodged a complaint with
Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar, alleging
that Revanth was threatening to disturb Rao's campaign,
following which instructions were issued to the police to
ensure smooth conduct of the meeting.
Meanwhile, Telangana Congress Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy
condemned the police action and alleged that the election
officials and police were behaving in a "partial manner".
He also sought to know about the status of the complaint
made to the Election Commission against TRS candidate of
Kondal segment, Narender Reddy with regard to alleged recovery
of cash from him last week.
In his reaction, Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, who
had recently joined Congress from TRS, termed the preventive
arrest as "murder of democracy," adding it exposes the panic
in TRSahead of the December 7 Assembly polls.
"People will not tolerate such autocratic behaviour and
will give a fitting reply by voting against the ruling party,"
In September, the income tax department had conducted
searches at the residences of Revanth Reddy here.
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