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Video shows Telangana MLA ‘abusing’ toll plaza staff for not allowing vehicle through VIP gate

TRS legislator Bodiga Shobha and her husband allegedly told their gunman to attack the staff.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2017 12:24 IST
PTI, Karimnagar
Telangana MLA,Bodiga Shobha,TRS MLA abuses toll plaza staff
A video purportedly shows TRS MLA Bodiga Shobha ‘abusing’ toll plaza staff in Telangana. (Screengrab/ETV Telangana)

A woman MLA of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) landed in a controversy after a video purportedly showed her abusing the staff of a toll plaza.

The legislator, Bodiga Shobha, was seen in the video allegedly abusing the staff of the toll plaza at Renikunat, located about 25 km from Karimnagar, for not letting her vehicle pass through the VIP gate.

The incident reportedly occurred on Tuesday while she was on her way to the state capital Hyderabad.

According to the video circulating online, Shobha -- who represents Choppadandi constituency in Karimnagar district -- and her husband purportedly instigated their gunman to attack the staff.

The video indicated that a staff member of the tollgate was being chased by the MLA’s followers.

The police, however, did not file an FIR as no complaint has been filed in connection with the alleged incident.

“We have not received any complaint from anybody about such an incident. So we have not filed a case,” LMD Colony’s sub-inspector Y Krishna Reddy told PTI.

Despite repeated attempts to reach her, Shobha was not available for comments.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 12:24 IST