Hyderabad: Four persons have been arrested
in connection with the murder of gangster-politician
Maddelacheruvu Suryanarayana Reddy, prime accused in a TDP MLA
killing case, even as his close aide and prime accused Bhanu
Kiran remains at large.
"We have arrested four persons in connection with the
killing of Suri. But the main accused Bhanu is still elusive.
Now, it is confirmed that he (Bhanu) is the one who committed
the murder," Police Commissioner A K Khan told reporters
Suri (39), a faction leader from Anantapur district in
Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, and the prime accused in
the murder of TDP MLA Paritala Ravi, was shot dead by gunmen
in his car in Yousufguda here on January 3. The police had
been on the look-out for Bhanu and his associates for their
alleged involvement in Suri`s murder.
Those arrested were identified as Manmohan Singh
Bhadauria, Sulam Subbaiah, B V Hari Babu and A V Ramana, the
city police chief said but declined to reveal from where and
when they were apprehended.
"Based on the confession of the four arrested... we feel
that property and business disputes and personal rivalry
between Suri and Bhanu were responsible for the murder", the
city police chief said.
"Once Bhanu is arrested, a few new pieces of evidence
may also emerge. But so far from whatever information we have
got from the witnesses, the circumstances and the four
arrested...we feel the motive predominantly appears to be
personal rivalry," the Police Commissioner said.
Special police teams, including Central Crime
Station and Commissioner`s Task Force personnel, have been
dispatched across the country to locate Bhanu. "It`s only a
matter of time before we get him," Khan said.