Recently, an audio clip of Nagamani expressing her helplessness in getting police security for Sriramaswamy and Gopalaswamy temple in Gunjapadugu village despite bringing the issue to the notice of all policemen, including the police commissioner, to Ramagundam DCP Ravinder, had gone viral. She said that Kunta Srinivas, the prime accused in the murder case, and others, allegedly took over the temple committee illegally.
When contacted, senior officials of Telangana police confirmed the new development, saying that Pramod Kumar has been assigned the task of closely monitoring the investigation. Further, policemen of Ramagiri and Manthani police stations were told to not investigate the case.
The decision was taken by the Office of Director General of Police in the backdrop of the high court order directing the top brass of Telangana police to investigate the case properly. “The decision was taken as some people felt that a few local people can influence the local police. So cops at local police stations were barred from investigating the case,” sources in Telangana police told TOI.
However, the sources said that if needed, Ramagundam commissioner Satyanarayana will assist in the probe and will be kept in the loop.