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Danam to be booked for attempt to murder

Danam to be booked for attempt to murder
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Court directs police to register case under Sec 307 l Report to be submitted by May 22 Minister and his men allegedly assaulted an advocate ...

  • Court directs police to register case under Sec 307 l Report to be submitted by May 22
  • Minister and his men allegedly assaulted an advocate

Hyderabad: A local court on Wednesday directed Banjara Hills police to register a criminal case of attempt to murder under section 307 against Labour Minister Danam Nagender and submit the investigation report by May 22. The order comes in the wake of a private complaint lodged by Akkala Thirupathi Varma, a practicing advocate and joint secretary of the Nampally Criminal Courts Bar Association.

The advocate said in his petition filed before the III Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court that he was having tea at a hotel at around 11.30 am on Road No 12 in Banjara Hills while on his way to meet his clients when Nagender assaulted him.

Nagender and his followers, who were chasing and assaulting some people suspected to be JAC members, stopped at the tea stall and began beating up people. When the petitioner identified himself, the Labour Minister started abusing him holding the advocate community responsible for all the trouble and assaulted him too, Varma said in his petition.

Later, the advocate reached Banjara Hills police station to lodge a complaint. He was sent to hospital for medical examination and the medico legal certificate (MLC) issued by the hospital was taken by the police saying they would register a FIR the next day.

When the police did not register the FIR, the advocate filed a private complaint before the III ACMM Court, which directed the Banjara Hills police on Wednesday to register and investigate the case.A The court directed the police to register the case under sections 147, 148, 149, 160, 323, 427, 307 and 506 of Indian Penal Code.

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