Ahead of the November 30 assembly polls, the Income Tax department officials on Thursday carried out searches at the residences and offices of Congress candidate P Srinivas Reddy here and in Khammam, sources said.
Reddy is contesting from the Palair assembly segment in Khammam District. Media reports suggested that Reddy was scheduled to file his nomination papers today.
Followers of the Congress leader raised slogans protesting the searches in Khammam. Reddy, at a press conference, on Wednesday, indicated that the Central agencies such as the Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate may conduct raids aiming at him.
Reddy alleged that during the past several days, the Central agencies were focusing their ‘searches’ on Congress leaders.
The ruling BRS government in Telangana and BJP colluded in the “attacks” on Congress party leaders, he further alleged.
“I request all my followers not to resort to any activity as they (Central agencies) may trouble me and my companies also,” Reddy had said.
Last week, I-T officials searched the residences of K Laxma Reddy, Maheshwaram assembly segment Congress candidate and Badangpet Municipal Corporation Mayor Chigurintha Parijata Narasimha Reddy.
With inputs from News18