Case against Renuka

Published on Apr 22, 2004 07:24 PM IST

Police have registered a case against Khammam LS seat candidate Renuka Chowdhary and 66 other party activists in connnection with the attack on a police station in Khammam district in Andhra.

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Police have registered a case against Congress leader and Khammam Lok Sabha constituency candidate Renuka Chowdhary and 66 other party activists and arrested 60 people in connnection with the attack on Penuballi police station in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh.

Following a report that a local Congress leader was trying to lure voters on Monday evening in Sathupally assembly constituency, a police party went there and cautioned against violation of code of conduct.

But the Congress workers did not pay heed, prompting the police to use force to disperse them. Upon learning about it, the firebrand Congress leader Chowdhary and Sattupally candidate Venkat Rao, son of former Chief Minister late Jalagam Vengal Rao, along with their supporters, went to Penuballi police station and had an argument with police.

In the meantime, some Congress workers ransacked the police station and broke the window panes.

The same night, police registered a case against Chawdhary, Rao and 65 other party activists under various sections of IPC for allegedly attacking the police station in Sathupally assembly constituency.

The Penuballi police yesterday arrested 60 Congress workers and sent them to Warangal district, police added.

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