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YSRCP leader booked for offering bribe to cops for election favours

YSRCP leader booked for offering bribe to cops for election favours
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Mylavaram police on Wednesday registered a case against YSRCP leader Maganti Venkata Rama Rao alleging that the latter tried to bribe the police for...

Vijayawada: Mylavaram police on Wednesday registered a case against YSRCP leader Maganti Venkata Rama Rao alleging that the latter tried to bribe the police for doing favour to the YSRCP in the forthcoming elections.

The incident created a sensation in Krishna district as YSRCP and TDP are at loggerheads over a year due to disputes between the two parties over local issues. According to information, YSRCP leader Maganti Venkata Rama Rao, a staunch supporter of former Home Minister Vasanta Nageswara Rao, reportedly went to the police stations at Mylavaram, G Konduru and Reddigudem with money covers and offered cash to the police requesting them to work in favour of the YSR Congress candidate Vasanta Krishna Prasad in the forthcoming elections.

The station house officers (SHOs) of the police stations informed the higher officials about the move of the YSR Congress leader. The whole incident was recorded in the Closed Circuit televisions in the police stations. The higher officials instructed the station house officers to register a criminal case against the YSR Congress leader Maganti Venkata Rama Rao.

Consequently Mylavaram police registered criminal cases under Section-448 and 109 of Indian Penal Code and Section 171-B of the Election Crime and Punishment Act. However, the higher officials are angry with the SHOs for not registering the cases till afternoon and gave a dressing down to them which prompted the SHOs to register cases immediately.

The TDP and YSRCP leaders are at loggerheads for more than a year. Earlier, former Home Minister Vasanta Nageswara Rao faced allegations that he insulted a local government employee. The incident had evoked sharp criticism from the ruling TDP.

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