Telangana Police book Narsapuram MP, son for assaulting Andhra Pradesh cop

The Telangana Police received a complaint from the Andhra Pradesh Police that K Raghurama Krishna Raju had assaulted a constable.

ByAjay Tomar

Published Jul 07, 2022 | 1:24 PMUpdatedJul 23, 2022 | 6:14 PM

K Raghurama Krishna Raju

The Telangana Police on Wednesday, 4 July, registered a case against five people, including Narsapuram Member of Parliament (MP) K Raghurama Krishna Raju, his son Bharath, and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel — including an officer — for allegedly beating an Andhra Pradesh intelligence department constable on Monday.

The police initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint against the MP and the CRPF officials.

They identified the accused as Raju, Bharath, Sastri, CRPF Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) K Ganga Ram, and the force’s constable Nanaware Sandip Sandhu.

The police have booked them under IPC Sections 365 (kidnap), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from duties), 384 (extortion), 342 (wrongful confinement), 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant), and 506 (criminal intimidation).

The CRPF officials, after receiving a complaint from the Andhra Pradesh Police, suspended the ASI and the constable, both of whom were providing security to Raju.

The incident

Andhra Pradesh intelligence department constable Farooq Basha in his complaint said he was attacked by the CRPF personnel, the MP, his son, and his assistant when he was on duty.

He said he was in Hyderabad on the instructions of his seniors to surveil a few people suspected of plotting a protest during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Andhra Pradesh on 4 July.
Basha said he went to the Hitex Center in Madhapur after receiving a tip-off about a few people planning an agitation there.

Around 8 am on Monday, when he was near the ISB main gate, the suspects shoved him in a car and refused to let him go even after coming to know his identity.

Basha, in his complaint, alleged that he was confined in a villa for several hours and tortured.

He also claimed that the accused snatched his wallet, ID card, and gold ring.

Raju writes to KCR

Raju wrote a letter to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to put forward his version of events.

In the letter, Raju wrote that the CRPF personnel deployed in his security saw a man conducting reconnaissance in areas around his house.

He claimed that the CRPF personnel nabbed the man and handed him over to the Gachibowli police.

Raju also said that the police were treating the incident as a routine case.

“The Cyberabad Police is not investigating to verify the credentials of the man claiming to be part of the Andhra Pradesh Police, and why he was conducting a recce of the area near my house,” the MP said in the letter.

However, he did not respond when South First reached out to him.