Hyderabad: The police in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district on Monday arrested a cousin of chief minster Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly demanding a bribe from a contractor for laying a road.
Kadapa superintendent of police K K N Anburajan told reporters that Y S Konda Reddy, in charge of the ruling YSR Congress party in Chakrayapet block in Pulivendula assembly constituency represented by the chief minister, was arrested on Tuesday following a complaint lodged by S R K Constructions, a leading contracting agency from Karnataka on May 5.
He said an investigation into Konda Reddy’s Call Detail Records (CDR) revealed that several calls had been made by him to construction company representatives recently. The YSRCP leader was found guilty of threatening contractors. “We produced him in a local court, which remanded him to two-week judicial custody,” he said.
The SP said the company was awarded a tender for the construction of the Vempalli-Rayachoti road in Kadapa district and the work had been going on for the last few months.