TRS leader Kunta Srinivas, the main accused in the murder of High Court advocate G Vaman Rao and his wife Nagamani, was arrested by Telangana Police on Thursday. Srinivas was arrested along with two others from Chandrapur, Maharashtra, where he remained in hiding for over 24 hours.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi has sacked Srinivas from the party. On 17 February, Srinivas was named Vaman Rao in announcing his death after being brutally beaten by professional killers on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The Ramagundam police called it a “revengeful crime”, with Srinivas and the deceased couple having a history of disputes for the past five years. The latest quarrel between the two sides was over the construction of a temple in their village. Srinivas and another accused, Vasanthap Rao, an influential local leader who hails from Ganjapadagu village, wanted to build a temple on government land, but Vaman Rao and his wife Nagamani tried to stop him from encroaching public land in the court tried. Case registered.
“The murder was pre-planned, Srinivas hired professional killers to chase the couple going to Hyderabad. They tracked him down, blocked his vehicle and murdered him in the middle of the road. The accused admitted that The motive was behind the murder. Inspector General of Police Negi Reddy said, “A series of legal cases filed against him by the deceased couple.”
According to police, Srinivas was a member of the CPI (Maoist) political organization Sikasa before joining TRS. She also has a history of criminal cases, including extortion and vandalism of public property.
The ruthless killing of Telangana High Court advocates has pushed both Congress and BJP across the state for a CBI probe. Sharpening his attack on Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress MP Uttam Kumar Reddy questioned why the lawyer couple was not given adequate security despite the state government’s directive to Telangana HC.
“In his moral manifesto, Vaman Rao named TRS Manthani Mandal president Kunta Srinivas. The couple was assassinated on 25 May 2020 by the TRS Sand Mafia to raise voice against the custody of Saling Panghia, a Dalit.” Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao’s silence. Deaf and only a CBI investigation will reveal the truth.
Meanwhile, in a letter purportedly written to the Director General of Telangana Police, the BJP called Ramgundam Police Commissioner V. Satyanarayana and ACP have been asked to fail to assess the situation as they were biased to the victims and were acting under pressure from the culprits. The ruling TRS
State BJP president Bandi Sanjay said, “Those fighting against the state government are being silenced like this. Instead of keeping people safe, a section of police officers have also been involved in such violent attacks on critics.”
Ten associates of Srinivas have been taken into custody and three high-level teams have been formed to investigate the twin murders. Meanwhile, lawyers across the state took to the streets, demanding severe punishment for the killers.
G. of the Bar Association of Bar Criminal Court. Venkatesham said, “We urge the government to immediately implement the Advocate Protection Act to protect our community in the fight for justice.”
Two independent advocates have also filed a complaint against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for allegedly humiliating lawyers and inciting violence against them. In her letter, the complainant cited an incident where a female lawyer was allegedly trolled on social media as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao slapped her for stopping government projects through false cases. .
Advocate SJ Gaur said, “By publicly embarrassing advocates, CM KCR has indirectly incited the TRS cadres to indulge in such gruesome acts. There was a conspiracy in the Chief Minister’s comment.” said.
The Telangana High Court has sought a detailed report from the ruling TRS government regarding the horrific murder. The HC bench headed by Telangana Chief Justice Hema Kohli set a March 1 deadline.