Telangana phone-tapping case: Ex- taskforce DCP Radha Kishan Rao sent to 14-day judicial remand

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Hyderabad: Radha Kishan Rao, formerly DCP/OSD of Task force, Hyderabad City Police has been sent to 14 days in judicial remand and was later shifted to Chanchalguda central jail in the phone-tapping case, Tv9 telugu reported.

Revelations from the investigation:

Rao reportedly revealed that the ex-taskforce chief favored BRS transported money while model conduct of conduct was in place during Assembly elections in December.

As part of the investigation in the case, Radha Kishan Rao reportedly confessed about his involvement in the commission of the reported crimes of conspiracy to develop profiles of private individuals exploiting the official resources meant for lawful duties, to monitor these individuals un-authorisedly and illegally, DCP West Zone S.M.Vijaykumar said.

Rao also played a role in carrying out certain actions in a politically biased manner and confessed to exploiting official resources to transport money illegally during election model code of conduct and to destroy the evidences of their illegal activities by damaging the public properties and causing disappearance of evidence in collusion with other accused individuals, he said.

Two additional SPs in police custody:

Additional SPs Bhujangarao and Thirupatanna, who are under judicial remand in Chanchalguda Jail, were taken into custody by the Hyderabad Police for five days for colluding with Praneeth Rao.

Surveillance of opponents’ movements by Praneeth Rao:

Radha Kishan Rao’s team also played a key role in controling rivals who contested against the BRS. Profiles of many leaders and businessmen were prepared and given to then SIB officer Praneeth Rao, who used to gather information about their movements and activities and relay it back to Radha Kishan Rao. Based on this, the team would take up operations at the field level and focused on arresting the opponents.

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