KCR's nephew, 7 others held by police in land grab case

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HYDERABAD:

Telangana police

on Tuesday arrested

Kanna Rao

(46), businessman and nephew of former chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, in a land grabbing case. He was remanded in 14 days' judicial remand. Seven others were also

arrested

in connection with the case.
Kanna was booked on March 3 after he and his associates allegedly trespassed into a 10,000sq yard plot, demolished a shed and set it on fire, and assaulted the caretakers.

OSR Projects, a private firm, as well as the accused have claimed ownership of the land. A court case is pending in this regard.
On March 3, a case was registered against Kanna for attempt to murder, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy and rioting. Initially, Kanna approached HC seeking anticipatory bail, but his plea was rejected. He again moved HC on Tuesday seeking to quash the FIR against him. The court turned down his plea, after which police arrested him. A manhunt is on for 14 others involved in the case.