Hyderabad : Congress candidate B Gnan Abhilash Mudhiraj, contesting for the Telangana Municipal Elections from Bandlaguda ward, was arrested by  police three days before the campaign trail ends.

The young politician, on Friday, was picked up from his residence and later arrested at Rajendra Nagar police station in a five  year-old SC/ST atrocity case booked against him, police said.  

Speaking to NewsMeter, former TRS MP and Congress leader Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, said, “Prior to the arrest, Abhilash Mudiraj received a message saying ‘come to the police station’.  He Is  wrongly accused of spying over his opponents by fielding his men during the election campaign. In this regard he was asked to present himself in person before the police inspector.  Escorted by cops, he was taken to  Rajendra nagar police station where the arrested took place. On inquiry the cops cited a half a decade old case booked against him”.

Five years ago Abhilash Mudhiraj and Sai, a software employee( who now claim to be friends)  entered into a heated arguments ,which resulted in Sai  booking a case under  SC/ST atrocity Act against Abhilash.  Though the duo claim to have compromised, the case has not been closed, they said.

Congress leaders termed the arrest as a political vendetta and a well planned strategy  as it comes days before the polls. They also found Friday’s arrest a plan as the courts are closed during the weekend. 

Another party worker RJ Lalith Varri added, “On inquiry it was found that the police had no arrest warrant. The Assistant Commissioner of police remained out of reach despite several attempts to reach out to the officer. Post arrest,  Abhilash was taken to L.B nagar court where he was sentence to judicial custody . Why arrest him days before the municipal elections’.

Congress man earlier worked for TRS

Abhilash Mudhiraj, formerly worked for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), going by his Facebook profile. The latter’s father earlier contested on an MLA ticket but lost.

 This is the first time Abhilash, who is in his early 30’s is contesting. He is facing TRS candidate Sagar Goud.  



Coreena Suares

Coreena Enet Suares is the Editor of NewsMeter. Her stories have been published in the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper and the Asian Age. Coreena began her career as a News Anchor. Throughout her journey, she has been able to build a strong network with people from all walks of life. She is an alumnus of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists- Research and Investigation, a flagship initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

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