Vijayawada: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is investigating the murder of former minister Y.S Vivekananda Reddy has offered a reward of Rs. 5 lakh for any information relating to the case. A poster released on Saturday said people who provide concrete and credible information will be rewarded Rs. 5 lakh.

CBI officials said confidentiality will be maintained and the identity of the people will be protected. People with information can contact the officials either by phone, email, or in person, the notice said.

In a public notice issued on Saturday, the CBI said it took up the investigation following the High Court order on 9 July 2020.

Vivekananda Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy's uncle, was found murdered at his residence in Kadapa on 15 March 2019 a few days before the election. The 68-year-old was alone at his house when unidentified persons barged in and killed him hours before he was to launch the YSRCP's election campaign in Kadapa.

Though three special investigation teams (SITs) conducted probes, they failed to solve the case. Later, the CBI took over the case on the directions of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

The information pertaining to the murder of Vivekananda Reddy can be passed on to investigating officers DSP Deepak Gaur (011-24368646 or 9247256974) or SP Ram Singh (011-24368649 or 9988272709). The identity of the informant will be kept secret, the CBI added.

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