Kadapa: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has intensified the search for the weapon used in the murder of YS Vivekananda Reddy, uncle of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in 2019.

For the third consecutive day, search operation continued across Kadapa district. CBI sleuths searched the stream near the Thoorpu Anjaneya Swamy temple at Pulivendula in Kadapa district.

Later, the sleuths conducted a search at the Garandal stream near the APSRTC bus station at Pulivendula on Monday. CBI is using heavy earth movers to find out the weapon.

Dr. Sunitha Narreddy, daughter of the slain leader, met the CBI officials on Monday along with her husband Rajasekhar Reddy. Sunitha Narreddy also visited Rotaripuram Bridge. It is suspected that killers dumped the murder weapon somewhere near the bridge.

CBI sleuths have reportedly questioned nine key witnesses in the case.

It may be recalled that Vivekananda Reddy, paternal uncle of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was found dead in his Pulivendula house on March 15, 2019, just ahead of the general elections. Initially, it was claimed that he died of a heart attack, however, after investigation, police registered a case of murder.

Central Bureau of Investigation has apprehended important witness Sunil Yadav in connection with the murder case a few days ago. Yadav learnt to be having a long-term association with Viveka family, was grilled by the CBI team that had camped in Kadapa district for over a month.

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