The Nandyal police, on Wednesday, arrested former minister Bhuma Akhila Priya in connection with the Tuesday night attack on party leader AV Subba Reddy, who was the former chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Rural Irrigation Corporation. TDP leader Akhila Priya was booked under section 307 of the IPC.
Reddy had suffered injuries on his nose and is currently undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Nandyal.
After a preliminary probe, the police arrested Akhila Priya and her supporters. The police are also examining the CCTV footage of the area. Both the TDP leaders Bhuma Akhila Priya and AV Subba Reddy had organised separate programmes at Kothapalli village in Nandyal mandal to welcome Nara Lokesh’s Yuva Galam Yatra on Tuesday night.
As both the leaders were preparing to welcome Nara Lokesh, an altercation took place between the groups, which led to the attack on AV Subba Reddy. The altercation soon escalated into a full blown clash between the supporters of TDP. The police were called in to bring the situation under control. Later, Reddy filed a complaint against the Telugu Desam leader and her husband.