D Srinivas (TRS Rajya Sabha MP)’ son D Sanjay was arrested by the Telangana police on Sunday, on charges of sexually harassing students of his college. D Sanjay, who is the former Mayor of Nizamabad, is accused of sexually harassing students of his college—Shaankary Nursing College.
On 3rd August, a case under several sections including Nirbhaya Act and SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act was registered against him after 11 nursing students from the city’s Shaankary Nursing College along with activists from women rights group, approached the Home Minister, N Narasimha Reddy, and the local the police. They made the allegations against Dharmapuri Sanjay, the son of Telangana MP, D Srinivas. Home Minister N Narasimha Reddy, asked the DGP to look into the matter. In the complaint, the girls alleged that Sanjay often spoke to them in a sexist manner laced with innuendos and also forcibly took them to his home. The girls also alleged that D Sanjay also sexually abused a girl student. On the otherside, Sanjay said that there was no truth in the allegations against him as he didn’t go to the college. The girls also alleged that D Sanjay asked them to remove their clothes and made sexual advances.
Nearly a month ago, Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha with her allies had complained against D Srinivas to party chief Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) alleging that he was indulging in the anti-party activities. It is also rumoured that Aravind, the another son of TRS Rajya Sabha MP D Srinivas, is aspiring to become an MP from BJP Nizamabad, which in turn is throwing up a challenge to Kavitha.
The court has given order to Nizamabad police to display a notice at D Sanjay’s home asking him to appear before them before 12th August. So on Sunday, the accused along with his lawyer went to the Assistant Commissioner’s office and surrendered. After the inquiry, police arrested Sanjay and the local court has remanded him to 2 week judicial custody.