Hyderabad: An FIR has been filed against TRS member Dusari Srinivas Goud by Kachiguda police for placing flexis on road dividers from Fever Hospital in Nallakunta to Indian Oil petrol bunk at Barkatpura.

Mr Goud has been booked under Section 336 for endangering safety of others. 

Forum Against Corruption President Vijay Gopal filed a complained at the police station after noticing the illegal banners on December 27 while passing through Barkatpura road.

Vijay Gopal told NewsMeter, “Let this be a wake-up call, for all the would-be leaders, who think that people’s safety is in their hands. Irrespective of the position there will be no exemption to political leaders as all are same in the eyes of law. Once such offenders get five years of imprisonment, their political careers will stand ruined. Defacing of public property cannot be tolerated, anymore.”

In their complaint, the Forum mentioned about a Chennai woman, who lost her life, due to political banners placed on the dividers. The complaint reads, “All of India is aware of an untoward incident that had taken place in Chennai on 13th September 2019; where a 23 years young girl had lost her life due to the imbecile act of a political party putting up banners in the middle of the road to celebrate a marriage function.”

The woman was riding her scooty when an AIADMK banner hit her and she fell on the road.

The Vigilance Department of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation also launched a drive on November 18 to clear all unauthorised and illegal banners and hoardings. They also have an internal CEC app for filing complaints against such illegal banners.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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