High Court Orders 4+4 Security To Revanth Reddy
The Hyderabad High Court issued orders to the Telangana government to up the security of the Telangana Congress leader.
Hyderabad | 30th November 2018
The Hyderabad High Court issued orders to the Telangana government to up the security of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president A Revanth Reddy.
Declaring that it was the responsibility of the state government to provide adequate protection to leaders, the court asked it to provide 4+4 security to the Congress leader till the completion of the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections.
The High Court issued these orders following a plea by Reddy requesting it to direct the state government to provide him four central government security personnel to accompany him round-the-clock as his life was under threat.
A single judge bench had heard the arguments in the case and issued orders for provision of security to the Congress leader by central government security forces. However, the union home ministry, which was made a party by Reddy in the case, had asked for an appeal in the case.
A division bench of the High Court, hearing the appeal, then said today that the security of local leaders was the responsibility of the state government, and issued orders to it to provide security with local security agencies instead.
Speaking to media persons, Reddy claimed that that the state government led by caretaker CM KCR was planning to kill him.
"The CM has hatched a conspiracy along with the local police and some killer gangs to eliminate me, and wants to blame the Naxalites for the attack. The state government is therefore not providing me any security - so as to be able to carry out its plan successfully," he alleged.
Reddy added that he had cancelled some of his election campaign tours due to the threat to his life.
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