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Election Commission removes Vikarabad SP over Congress leader Revanth Reddy’s arrest in Telangana

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New Delhi : The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered the removal of Superintendent of Police of Telangana’s Vikarabad district over the arrest of Congress’ A Revanth Reddy as the police observer found his detention of was “unwarranted”, sources in the poll panel said.

“The Commission has decided to shift SP Vikarabad T Annapurna and post Avinash Mohanti as the new SP with immediate effect,” an EC functionary said.

The commission has also directed that Annapurna be attached to the police headquarters and not assigned any election duty, the functionary added.

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