Karimnagar: A sub-inspector, who was part of the Telangana agriculture minister S. Niranjan Reddy’s convoy, suffered injuries, after the vehicle he was travelling overturned in Karimnagar district on Saturday. The vehicle was piloting the minister’s convoy.

He was in the district for laying the foundation stone for construction of Rythu Vedikas in Renigunta of Thimmapur mandal and Velichala of Ramadugu mandal and was accompanied by BC welfare and civil supplies minister Gangula Kamalakar.

After the programme, Kamalakar returned to Karimnagar city and Niranjan Reddy set out on a return journey to Hyderabad. The pilot vehicle that was leading the convoy overturned while trying to avert hitting another vehicle and the SI suffered injuries. Initially, he was admitted to a local hospital and then shifted to Hyderabad for better treatment.

Niranjan Reddy inquired about the health condition of the SI. Meanwhile, there were rumours that the minister’s vehicle met with an accident and people started panicking. Later, the minister clarified that he was safe and that his vehicle was not involved in the accident.

Just a few days ago, on Tuesday, the escort vehicle which was part of the AP’s minister for energy, forest, environment, science & technology Balineni Srinivas Reddy, overturned on the Outer Ring Road at Abdullapurmet on Hyderabad outskirts on Tuesday.

A head constable of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police, Papa Rao, died in the incident, while two other constables and the vehicle driver sustained injuries in the incident. One of the tyres of the vehicle fell flat suddenly resulting in the incident.

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