An Anantapur court on Wednesday sentenced Mangali Krishna (Dantuluri Krishna), a close aide of YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, to five years imprisonment in connection with a conspiracy to kill former TDP MLA Paritala Ravi in 2001.
Along with Krishna, three others — Ramachandra Reddy, Madhusudhan Reddy and Sudheer Reddy — were also sentenced to five years imprisonment for plotting to eliminate Paritala by planting a suitcase bomb.
The additional sessions court of Anantapur district quashed the case against another six persons who were also accused in the case. The police arrested Krishna even before the pronouncement of the judgment as per the court orders.
Although the bomb plot failed, Paritala was later shot dead in in Anantapur on January 24, 2005, as a result of a faction feud with a dreaded Rayalaseema gangster Gangula Suryanarayana, alias Maddelacheruvu Suri.