4 held for attack on top commercial tax officer

HYDERABAD: Uppal police on Wednesday arrested four persons who were involved in the attack on deputy commissioner of  commercial taxes in Ramanthapur on March 13. According to polic

Published: 19th April 2012 03:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:37 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Uppal police on Wednesday arrested four persons who were involved in the attack on deputy commissioner of  commercial taxes in Ramanthapur on March 13.

According to police, six persons including deputy commercial tax officer (DCTO) were involved in the attack on the deputy commissioner Tangellapalli Raju. While the key accused DCTO Syed Basha Hussain obtained anticipatory bail and another accused Nawaz is still at large,  police arrested four persons in connection with the case.

The arrested include -  Bhonagiri Philips,   P Ravi Kiran Reddy,  D Sai Kumar  and C Raghu.  The police seized one motorcycle, one iron rod,  Rs 42,000 cash  from them.

Raju is the deputy commissioner of commercial taxes, Charminar division. On March 13, at around 11.30 p.m, some unknown persons attacked him at his residence with an iron rod causing him severe head injuries. Raju later lodged a complaint with the police.

According to the police Basha had earlier worked with Raju. It is learnt that Raju had submitted a report to the higher authorities against Basha about his illegal activities. Basha bore a grudge against Raju for this and hatched a plan to kill him, police said.

On March 13 night they went to Raju's house and rang the door bell. When the unsuspecting victim opened the door, they attacked him with an iron rod and fled away.

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