Speaking on the Nandyal tragic incident during the meeting with the minority community, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy raised serious concerns over the issue. CM has also pointed out at the lawyer who has been defending the two accused being an active TDP member
Showing some documental evidence, CM stated ‘Right after the two accused were being arrested, what came to my notice is very disappointing. A lawyer from the TDP party, Vedurla Ramachandra Rao is trying to file a bail petition. He had also worked for Naidu for the state kapu welfare development corporation as a nominee director in the year December 2015’
CM further added ‘We are unable to win over the courts as they are taking their side. We have also witnessed the bail being granted. This did not stop us from fighting further. Today, we have moved forward to filing a bail cancellation petition. TDP is trying to tarnish our image. They have been spreading rumors that the Government is trying to save the two accused in the case’
Speaking on the Nandyal incident, CM said ‘What happened with Abdul Salam and his family is tragic. As soon as I was informed about the incident, we have immediately taken action, legally. For the first time, the Government is slapping a case on the police department. We see that the justice is served for everyone equally. The officers were not only suspended, we have also arrested them’
Within a day of the CM intervening, the accused in the Abdul Salam mass suicide case were not only suspended due to the status of the investigation but also arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The accused procured a bail from the Sessions Court in Nandyal, only to see the AP Police filing a ‘Bail Cancellation Petition’ within no time. The accused having been an integral part of the local law enforcement machinery, if released on bail can hinder the investigation by tampering with the evidence, threatening the witnesses it being the reason for new ones not coming forward.
The list attached to this release proves the fact that Vedurla Ramchandra Rao ( 90 ), the lawyer of the accused is an active member of the TDP’s organizational structure in the region. Legal documents ( VRCR ) proving the same have also been attached.