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AP DGP seeks to speed up YS Vivekananda Reddy murder probe

05-09-201905-09-2019 12:06:01 IST
Updated On 05-09-2019 13:28:21 ISTUpdated On 05-09-20192019-09-05T06:36:01.159Z05-09-2019 2019-09-05T06:35:40.762Z - 2019-09-05T07:58:21.116Z - 05-09-2019

AP DGP seeks to speed up YS Vivekananda Reddy murder probe

Andhra Pradesh’s Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang met the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is investigating the murder of senior politician YS Vivekananda Reddy in Pulivendula. Vivekananda Reddy, the brother of former CM Late YS Rajasekhar Reddy and the uncle of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, was found dead on March 15, 2019. 

The murder of the senior leader, happening at the height of the election campaigning, sent shockwaves across the state. It had resulted in both the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) trading charges of ‘murder politics’ and accusing each other of being involved in it. The TDP, which was in power then, had ordered the SIT probe even as the YSRCP insisted on the case being handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 

The decision now by the DGP to review the case all by himself came after the suicide of K Srinivas Reddy, one of the suspects in the case. Interestingly, Srinivas Reddy was a close relative of Parameswar Reddy, the prime accused in the case. Srinivas Reddy had already appeared before the SIT, facing a barrage of questions from the investigators.

The politics surrounding this case has also seen both the political parties make a U-turn on their stand. The YSRCP, which demanded a CBI probe when it was in the opposition, hasn't really moved in this direction so far after forming its government in the state.


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