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Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy's cousin arrested in extortion case Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy's cousin arrested in extortion case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 May 2022, 11:38 pm

Hyderabad/IBNS: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's cousin was arrested in an extortion case on Monday following a probe ordered by the YSR Congress chief himself, the police said.

The arrested individual is a YSR Congress leader, YS Konda Reddy, who was allegedly extorting money from a construction firm owner for a tender to be awarded to them in the Kadapa district.

The construction company belonged to a powerful BJP leader in Karnataka.

He was engaged in the development of Vempalli-Rayachoti road in Kadapa, in the Chief Minister's Pulivendula constituency.

The arrest marked one of the rare instances of a politician in the country, who ordered action against their own family.

Jagan Reddy had ordered a thorough probe into the extortion case, saying no one should be spared.

Following the order, the Chakrayapet police had registered a case against Konda Reddy.

Konda Reddy's call data revealed he made many calls to the construction company representatives in recent days.

Kadapa Superintendent of Police KK Anburajan told reporters Konda Reddy had on May 5 called the road works contractor and demanded a bribe.

He threatened to get the work stalled, using his clout in the government if the bribe was not paid.

The accused was produced in a local court and remanded to judicial custody.