HYDERABAD: Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday said that Congress will not keep quiet until all culprits involved in the murder of advocates, Vaman Rao and Nagamani, are punished by the court.
The lawyer couple was murdered in daylight in Peddapalli on February 17, 2021.
Accompanied with MLA D Sridhar Babu, DCC presidents Komaraiah, Laxman and Prakash Reddy, ex-MLA Vijaya Ramana Rao and other leaders, Uttam met the parents and family members of late Vaman Rao and Nagamani in their house in the Manthani assembly constituency.
Kishan Rao, the father of Late Vaman Rao, said he did not have any confidence in the investigation of the local police.
Responding to this, Uttam informed him that the Congress leaders have already met governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and have demanded a court-monitored CBI investigation. He assured the family of all support and said that the Congress party would not keep quiet until every individual involved in the crime is punished by the law.
Uttam said it was unfortunate that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has not even condemned the murder or assured speedy justice in the matter. He alleged that the double murder was a result of a high-level conspiracy hatched by TRS leaders, in connivance with the sand and land mafia.
He expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of investigation carried out by the local police. He said that there are serious doubts that the double murder investigation might be influenced.
Uttam said CM KCR seems to be reluctant in ordering a CBI probe into the matter. Congress would take up the matter with chief justices of Supreme Court and high court, besides raising it in the Parliament.
Earlier in the day, Uttam held a video-meet with the TPCC legal cell. Addressing the meeting, he advised the office bearers of the legal cell to extend all possible help to the family of late Vaman Rao and Nagamani.
Uttam asked the legal cell to campaign in favour of Congress MLC candidates from graduates constituencies Ramul Naik (Nalgonda-Warangal-Khammam) and G Chinna Reddy (Hyderabad-Ranga Reddy-Mahbubnagar). Legal cell chairman Damodar Reddy said that a meeting with advocates would be convened next week in connection with the MLC polls.
Later, Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with candidate Ramulu Naik, visited Kakatiya University and interacted with the students and faculty seeking their support in the MLC elections.