Ahead of assembly polls in Telangana, when Congress is challenging the present TRS government, former MLA and senior Congress leader K Jagga Reddy was arrested last night by the Hyderabad Police, in a trafficking case.
It is alleged that Reddy, who is the strongman of the Sangareddy district, visited the United States on fake documents, along with three others naming them as his wife and children. According to police, he travelled with a woman and two children to the US in 2004. He had claimed they were his wife and children.
The US officials suspected as three others didn’t return to India till now, though he return back at that time. Police suspecting that he had submitted fake documents to show them as his family members. He has been arrested under the Passports Act, the Emigration Act, charges of human trafficking, forgery, and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
However, the Congress has condemned the arrest and alleged that the caretaker TRS government in the state is misusing its power by arresting opposition leaders on flimsy grounds. “We strongly condemn the illegal arrest of the former MLA K Jagga Reddy for flimsy reasons. Even the local police station was not kept in the loop during his arrest. If at all he fudged records, how come the police has not given a notice to him?” said Pradesh Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy.
In 2004, he was Government Whip. In 2014 he had contested to Lok Sabha as BJP candidate in the by-polls when Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao resigned after taking charge as Chief Minister. But immediately he helft BJP..