The police today resorted to a lathi charge on Congress leaders and workers in the Qutbullapur Assembly constituency.
The incident took place when Congress workers led by local MP A Revanth Reddy and former MLA K Srisailam Goud staged a dharna at the local GHMC office protesting the decision of the Election Commission officials to reject the nomination papers of the party candidate from Gajularamaram division K Srinivas Goud.
Goud is the brother of the former MLA K Srisailam Goud.
The Congress workers alleged that the Election Commission officials had joined hands with the TRS leaders and rejected the nomination papers of their candidate as part of a conspiracy.
The workers and leaders also tried to barge into the GHMC office. This prompted the police to resort to a lathi charge on the activists.
The local SI Manmadha also sustained injuries during the lathi charge.
A woman by name Padma too sustained injuries during the incident after falling off a DCM van. She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The police arrested Srisailam Goud and rushed him to a police station.
Speaking on the occasion, Revanth Reddy alleged that the returning officer had illegally rejected the nomination papers of his party's candidate.
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