YSRCP leader held for ‘assaulting’ realtor

Summary: Gade Bal Reddy says the realtor, who was carrying his licensed short weapon, threatened him with it Bal Reddy charged that Murthy, who was carrying his licensed short weapon, threatened him with it. As he tried to escape, Bal Reddy and others surrounded him and hit with sticks resulting in bleeding wounds. Mr. Reddy along with his son and others went to Shastry’s house, called him out and started beating him after entering into an argument. “Video footage of surveillance cameras in the house showed Bal Reddy and others beating up Shastry.

 

YSR Congress Party leader Gade Bal Reddy, his son and associate Nagaraju were arrested for allegedly assaulting a real estate businessman Shastry at the latter’s house near Tulasi Garden in Jawaharnagar police station area on Thursday. Mr. Reddy along with his son and others went to Shastry’s house, called him out and started beating him after entering into an argument. Even before Shastry stepped out of his house, they pushed open the gate, barged in and showered blows on him. As he tried to escape, Bal Reddy and others surrounded him and hit with sticks resulting in bleeding wounds.

Alerted by Shastry’s family members, his friend Murthy rushed to his house. Bal Reddy charged that Murthy, who was carrying his licensed short weapon, threatened him with it. Murthy, however, denied the allegation stating that he tried to save the life of his friend by pacifying them. He maintained that he carried the weapon but didn’t take it out.

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