Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and MLA Marri Shashidhar Reddy on Wednesday appeared before the X Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Secunderabad in connection with a case of unlawful assembly of persons and illegal detention. A chargesheet was filed by the Chilkalguda police under Sections 143 and 341 IPC.
The case was based on a suo moto complaint by the police when Shashidhar Reddy demanded compensation from the Electricity department to a widow of a young man, who died due to electric burns caused by a high tension power line close to his house, under Gandhi Nagar police station limits. The power line was not removed even after three years after repeated complaints about it to the local MLA and minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.
Though there was no complaint by the Electricity department, the Chilkalguda police booked the case against Shashidhar Reddy and four others under pressure from Talasani Srinivas Yadav and TRS. The case was adjourned to December 27.