Case booked against Telangana minister’s son for assaulting businessman

Hyderabad: A case was booked against the son of Telangana’s Excise and Prohibition Minister T Padma Rao Goud and others for allegedly assaulting and threatening a local businessman here, police said on Tuesday.

One Mohit Rathore, a businessman at Pot Market in Secunderabad lodged a complaint stating that while Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and other department officials were carrying out a special encroachment drive near his shop on Monday, the minister’s son T Rameshwar Goud came along with his friends and allegedly beat him and his other family members. The businessman also claimed that they pelted stones at his shop.
The complainant further alleged that the group used vulgar language even as Rameshwar threatened him, saying how he will do business in the locality.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered under IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 505 (criminal intimidation) and police took up the investigation, Market Police Station Inspector M Mattaiah said.