Uttam Suspect TRS Hand Behind Lawyer Couple’s Murder, Demands CBI Probe

· TPCC condemns CM KCR's silence over gruesome murders· Congress leaders to take up the issues Chief Justices of TS HC, SC

Hyderabad, February 18: Demanding CBI probe into the lawyer couple’s murder, Gattu Vaman Rao and Gattu Nagamani, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that top TRS leadership was behind the murder.

Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Thursday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party would meet Chief Justice of Telangana High Court Hima Kohli and also write a letter to Chief Justice of Supreme Court S.A. Bobde. He said that the Congress party would also raise the issue in the Parliament.

Stating that TRS Govt was looting the resources of Telangana State, Uttam Kumar Reddy suspected the involvement of TRS-backed Sand Mafia behind the murder. He said that the Sand Mafia has now started resorting to mass killings.

He also slammed Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for his silence on this gruesome murder. He said that the Chief Minister did not even condemn the brutal killing of the lawyer couple.

Uttam Kumar Reddy informed that the lawyer couple was murdered to cover up a lock-up death of a Dalit, Sheelam Rangaiah in Manthani. Rangaiah was allegedly killed due to third degree torture by the Manthani Police on May 26, 2020. Advocate Nagamani wrote an email to the Chief Justice alleging that Rangaiah died due to custodial torture. The letter was treated as Public Interest Litigation by the High Court and on May 27, 2020, the High Court directed Hyderabad Police Commissioner M. Anjani Kumar to personally investigate the case, he informed.

He said that Anjani Kumar submitted a report before the High Court on June 19, 2020. Since the report was confidential, the High Court permitted Nagamani to take the notes from the report, which was kept with the Registrar General, to file her counter to the said report.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the then Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy, in their order dated September 11,2020, mentioned that Nagamani had complained that she and her husband was being constantly harassed by the police, both at Manthani, which is their native place, and in Hyderabad. According to her, her husband (Vaman Rao) was falsely implicated in two FIRs. Further, she told that court that she was being threatened over the phone by the Police Department. Some police officials warned that not only her, but the lives of her husband and children would be in danger if files a counter to the report on custodial death. She was being threatened by police officials to withdraw the case and therefore, she had sought both protection and stringent action be taken by the High Court against the Police Department. Since, these facts were verbally narrated by her, the High Court had asked her to file an affidavit.

The last hearing in this case was held on 7th February when Nagamani stated that false cases were being filed against her and her husband. She also pointed out consistent death threats her family is receiving for having handled earlier cases, including on atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

The TPCC Chief informed that the lawyer couple had also filed several cases against TRS party’s Peddapalli Zilla Parishad chairman Putta Madhukar. They also filed a case against ineligibility of Manthani municipal chairperson Putta Shailaja, wife of Madhukar. He said these facts clearly show that the murders were politically motivated to silence the whistleblowers.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Law & Order situation in Telangana has completely deteriorated. There was no fear of law among criminals and they are indulging in brutal murders in broad daylight across the State. He said Home Minister Mahmood Ali was a dummy and had no control over police administration. He alleged that many senior officials of Telangana Police were now wearing the pink TRS shirt of TRS. He said Police Commissioner Satyanarayana was behaving like a TRS worker.

The TPCC Chief warned that the Congress party would launch a mass agitation if those involved in the murders were not punished. (Maxim News).

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