A case has been registered against a ruling TRS MLA for allegedly threatening and abusing a journalist in neighbouring Sangareddy district, police said on Wednesday. Patancheru MLA G Mahipal Reddy was booked under various IPC sections including 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, they said.
The journalist of a local newspaper filed a complaint accusing the MLA of abusing and threatening him over phone on Tuesday over a news report filed by him which alleged the legislator’s followers were involved in grabbing land in Ameenpur area.
Based on the complaint, a case was registered and it is under investigation, a senior police official said.
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