Kadapa, Jan 7: An incensed mob attacked Reliance outlets in Kadapah, Anantapur districts and many places in Andhra Pradesh today after a Russian portal expose alleging involvement of India’s leading industrialist behind the September 2 helicopter crash at Pavuralagutta in which former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was killed.
Later, Russian Portal, exiledonline.com, posted the lead story alleging involvement of a senior American advisor, who was on board of the leading industrial house with gas and oil interest in the Krishna-Godavari basin of Andhra Pradesh.
The mob started attacking Reliance outlets in Kadapah town, Kadiri, Anantapur town, Tirupati, Warangal, Vizianagaram and other places across Andhra Pradesh forcing Reliance outlets to down the shutters.
Tension flared up as mobs converged on the outlets, cell towers, Digital Marts of the Reliance group even as the outlets were closed down.
Congress activists and YSR supporters have called for a bandh of Kadapah and Warangal districts on January 8 in protest against the alleged conspiracy hatched in the death of Rajasekhara Reddy.
At Hyderabad, Petrol stations of the Reliance group at Yusufguda, LB Nagar, Champapet, Anandbagh, the Reliance fresh the grocery outlets, Reliance digitals, Reliance Trend outlets at Kukatpally.
Police forces were rushed at many places in Hyderabad city to bring the situation under control. Reports of such attacks were coming from other major cities with mobile cell towers set afire at Jaggayyapeta and Dharmavaram.
The trouble started with four regional television channels telecasting the contents of the website. Hordes of people came on the streets within less than hour and started attacking the outlets of the corporate groups.
Police forces were being rushed across the various places where incidents of attack on the properties of corporate house were reported.