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Revanth Reddy In Arrest, Detained Ahead Of K Chandrashekhar Rao Rally

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| December 4 , 2018 , 11:50 IST

Revanth Reddy, Congress’ working president in Telangana and Kodangal candidate for the upcoming elections, was detained in the wee hours of Tuesday from his residence in Kodangal and section 144 was imposed in the area.

He was shifted to Shamshabad police station for trying to "obstruct" a public meeting of the chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhar Rao.

Recently, Revanth Reddy called for a protest against KCR’s visit to Kodangal to campaign for the TRS candidate. He announced a shutdown in the town to protest the alleged police raids on his associates in the town to search for unaccounted money. He also threatened to stall the chief minister’s visit to the town.

Last week Reddy and his associate's residences were raided. The Telangana Chief Election Officer said that Rs. 51 lakh were seized during the raids.Reddy lashed out at his political opponents and alleged that he was facing "politically motivated persecution."

Police, under the directions of the Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar, served a notice to Revanth Reddy warning him against creating any disruptions and not to violate the code of conduct.

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Telangana will vote on December 7 to elect lawmakers for its 119 constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.

Karnataka minister and Congress leader D K Shivakumar described the move as "intimidation" by the Telangana Police and appealed to the Election Commission to take action.

In a video tweeted by the Congress leader, several policemen in protective gear are seen entering Reddy’s residence and escorting him out.

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