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Police arrest eight persons accused for 'attack' on the Allagadda MLA

Based on the CCTV footage available at the junction, the police arrested the miscreants.

Published: 20th January 2017 05:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2017 05:56 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The police have arrested eight persons for the alleged attack on Allgadda MLA Bhuma Akhilapriya at Mandadam village in Krishna district on Thursday. Akhilapriya was on her way to the Secretariat in Velagapudi when some activists allegedly belonging to YSR Congress party attacked her vehicle. Akhilapriya complained that the mob of miscreants have started pounding the windshields of her car as if to break the glass and shouted loudly.

The MLA's gunman threatened to open fire to disperse the crowds. On Thursday, the Thullur police who managed to make way for her vehicle, said that Akhilapriya was not attacked but was gheraoed by the crowd. However, the top officials took the issue seriously and Guntur rural SP Naik himself inquired into the incident.

Based on the CCTV footage available at the junction, the police arrested the miscreants. Meanwhile, Akhilapriya took serious objection to the statements by the YSRC leaders on the issue. "Instead of condemning such an attack on a woman legislator, the YSRC leaders are claiming that there was no attack at all. YSRC chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has not responded on the issue. Does that mean he has no respect for women and want such attacks to continue?" she demanded to know.



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