TRS MLA T Harish Rao was involved in an incident of slapping the AP Bhavan official, Chander Rao in New Delhi. He had manhandled and humiliated Chander Rao, Officer on Special Duty, for not letting the body of Yadi Reddy into the AP Bhavan premises. Yadi Reddy allegedly committed suicide for the Telangana cause at the India Gate. The assault by the MLA was captured on news covering TV crew of private channels.
The president of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Lok Sabha member, P.L. Punia, on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the TRS MLA T. Harish Rao after conducting an inquiry into the incident. He then directed the Delhi police to hand over photos and video clippings pertaining to the incident. The SC Commission president directed the Delhi police to file a charge sheet in the case and arrest him.