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YSR Congress Party’s Macherla MLA Pinneli Rama Krishna Reddy has been making it to the headlines since yesterday after the video of him damaging the EVM and VVPAT machines went viral on social media.

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The Election Commission took the issue seriously and ordered the police to take action against Pinneli with immediate effect. The state’s Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Kumar Meena was ordered to submit a report on this issue by 5 pm today.

The EC also mentioned Nara Lokesh’s tweet about Pinneli’s video. Meanwhile, the cops have filed a criminal case against Pinneli.

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However, Pinneli absconded from his constituency since the news broke out. The police started searching for him and also sent a special team to Hyderabad to hunt him.

The Andhra Pradesh Police, along with the Telangana Task Force, started searching for Pinneli. About a while ago, they got information saying that Pinneli was travelling towards Sangareddy.

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Immediately, the local police caught his vehicle at Kandi village near Sangareddy town. However, Pinneli seems to have escaped from the vehicle. The cops took his driver into custody and are investigating him.

Overall, Pinneli found himself in serious trouble when the Election Commission decided to take action against him. It remains to be seen whether he will use his ruling party’s influence to evade his arrest or if he will be arrested, given that the authorities are currently under the control of the Election Commission.