Don't link KTR with Tollywood drug scandal: Hyderabad court issues gag order against Revanth Reddy

A Hyderabad city civil court on Tuesday directed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief A. Revanth Reddy not to make any statement linking state minister K.T. Rama Rao with the drugs scandal currently being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Sep 2021 5:59 AM GMT
Dont link KTR with Tollywood drug scandal: Hyderabad court issues gag order against Revanth Reddy

Hyderabad: A Hyderabad city civil court on Tuesday directed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief A. Revanth Reddy not to make any statement linking state minister K.T. Rama Rao with the drugs scandal currently being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.

After hearing the defamation suit filed by the Minister, the court asked Revanth not to make comments linking Rama Rao to the 2017 Tollywood drugs case and issued an interim injunction order to this effect.

Third Additional Chief Judge passed an ex-parte interim injunction further directed Revanth to file his counter in the case within four weeks and posted the matter to October 20 for further hearing.

Rama Rao, in his petition, claimed that Revanth Reddy made various slanderous and defamatory statements and allegations linking him with the ongoing investigation being conducted by the ED against the allegations of drugs and psychotropic substances being abused by various accused.

Taking into consideration the arguments made by the minister's counsel and the documents filed before the court, the judge passed an interim injunction restraining Revanth Reddy and his agents or any person representing him from making any further derogatory, libelous or scandalous statements either by way of print or electronic media and/or in public or in private including the social media and the internet linking the minister with the ongoing investigation.

The court had further issued a notice to Revanth Reddy and adjourned the matter to October 20.

KTR, as the minister is popularly known, had said that he instituted a civil suit for defamation and for grant of perpetual injunction against Revanth Reddy for making baseless allegations linking him with the drugs scandal.

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