Andhra Pradesh police on Friday picked up two senior editors of a Telugu news channel for questioning and filed a case against it over a report alleging foul play by Ambani brothers in the death in a helicopter crash of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Bramhananda Reddy, Executive Editor, and P Venkat Krishna, Input Editor, of Telugu news channel TV-5 were
picked up from the channel’s office in Jubilee Hills area for questioning by CID officials, a top police official said.
"They have been picked up for interrogation," Andhra Pradesh DGP R R Girish Kumar told PTI.
The two journalists were picked up at around 8.30pm and the investigating officer will decide about their arrest once the interrogation is over, another police official said.
Police said it has begun a probe and was collecting evidence, including video tapes of the news footage beamed by
TV5 that picked up a report from a foreign website which said Reddy was the victim of a conspiracy allegedly hatched by the Ambani brothers, a charge strongly refuted by them.
Angry supporters of the former CM staged violent protests outside Reliance outlets in the state for the second
consecutive day today, throwing stones at the outlets at Nellore and several other towns.
The report last night triggered an attack by Reddy's supporters on business outlets of companies led by Mukesh and
Anil, and the two groups separately accused each other of fuelling the allegations.