Hyderabad, Sept 10 :
The late chief minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s brother Vivekananda Reddy on Thursday stated that the police were not responsible for traffic snarls that took place between Vempalli and Idupulapaya during YSR’s funeral on Sept 4.
Talking to media people here, he said that the traffic congestion was caused as large number of people accompanied the funeral of YSR. He said that there is no need to order an inquiry into the traffic snarls that took place in Idupulapalya.
The government had appointed additional director general of police, Mr A K Khan to initiate an inquiry into the traffic snarls that took place between Vempalli and Idupulapaya during Y S Rajasekhar Reddy’s funeral on September 4.
Mr Khan was accompanied by the Rayalaseema IG R P Thakur and Kurnool deputy inspector general Mohan Rao. The three met the Kadapa SP, D S Chauhan and inquired about the duty allotment to the SPs of Anantapur, Prakasam, Kurnool and Nellore.
During investigations they found that two SPs of Rayalaseema zone failed to regularise traffic. The officials recorded the statements of policemen about the traffic snarls between Gandi and Vempalli.
The officials also visited the spot where the Home Minister, Ms Sabita Indra Reddy, Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu and other VIPs were caught in the jam during the funeral ceremony.
The traffic jam also prevented the Union minister of state for defence, Mr Pallam Raju, the PR president, Chiranjeevi, the TRS MP, Vijayashanti, and 25 MPs from attending the funeral ceremony. The police personnel informed the probe team that they were short of personnel to control the crowd.