YSRCP leader B Prasad Reddy was murdered in the office of Raptadu Tahsildhar by armed assailants on Wednesday.
The murder sparked off violent protests by YSRCP workers in Anantpur district.
The local YSRCP leadership alleged that the police had aided the attackers and that the murder had taken place at the behest of the TDP leaders.
Following these allegations, the SP of the area who probed the incident sent two policemen on ‘vacancy reserve’. They were Etukalapally Inspector, Srinivasulu and Raptadu SI, Nagendra Prasad.
This firm action by the SP has not gone down well with Civil Supplies Minister and wife of slain factionist, Paritala Sunitha.
She expressed her displeasure by sending back her security guards to the district police. In the first place, why is she interfering or protesting at a decision taken by the SP? And secondly, is this not an indirect admission of guilt?
If those police officers were not guilty why would they be sent on vacancy reserve and why does this bother the Minister?