Harish Rao slams BJP, Congress over ED raids on BRS Patancheru MLA

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) senior leader T Harish Rao slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Centre and the Congress-led Telangana government for “political vendetta” after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids on BRS MLA from Patancheru Gudem Mahipal Reddy and his brother Gudem Madhusudan Reddy on Thursday, June 20.

The former minister met the MLA and his brother on Friday, June 21 and extended solidarity over the raids. Addressing the media after the meeting, Rao said that the raids found no possession of illegal money or gold.

“All the information in his Income Tax returns is clear. He didn’t commit any wrongdoing. The raids are taking place in order to create terror among opposition MLAs into joining them,” he remarked.

The ED searched premises linked to MLA Gudem Mahipal Reddy and his brother as part of an alleged illegal mining-linked money laundering case.

About seven-eight premises, including the premises of a quarrying company linked to Madhusudan Reddy, were searched, sources told PTI.

The ED case of money laundering stems from a state police FIR into alleged illegal mining.

Madhusudan Reddy was arrested by the police in March as part of this investigation.

(This is a developing story. The latest version will be updated)

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