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Attack on scribe: DGP evades question on arrest of accused

Director General of Police N Sambasiva Rao on Thursday was evasive when asked about the arrest of the culprits who had beaten up a journalist Nagarjuna Reddy at Chirala in Prakasam district on Februar

Published: 10th February 2017 02:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2017 03:11 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Director General of Police N Sambasiva Rao on Thursday was evasive when asked about the arrest of the culprits who had beaten up a journalist Nagarjuna Reddy at Chirala in Prakasam district on February 5 for publishing a story on local MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan’s alleged “unlawful activities.”

“We will take action against those who thrashed Nagarjuna Reddy at an appropriate time. At present investigation is going on,” Sambasiva Rao said, replying to questions at a news conference here.
The DGP however did not commit himself as to when the police would arrest the accused but maintained that there was no pressure on him to go slow on the case.  “There is no pressure on us. There is no need for us to protect any lawmaker if he is guilty of any illegal act. We will arrest the culprits at an appropriate time after investigation,” Sambasiva Rao said.
According to Nagarjuna Reddy, while he was taking his son on a two-wheeler to a shoe store in Chirala, some persons, alleged to be the followers of Krishna Mohan, arrived in a four-wheeler and hit his bike. When Nagarjuna Reddy lost balance and fell along with his son, they began to beat him up with sticks.



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