High voltage drama unfolded on Wednesday morning when the Income Tax department continued searches for the second consecutive day on properties owned by Telanagana Minister Ch Mallareddy's, his family members and relatives in Hyderabad.

Mallareddy's elder son Mahender Reddy complained of sickness and he was immediately rushed to Mallareddy Narayana hospital at Suraram, owned by the Mallareddy family.

“The CRPF police have beaten my elder son the entire night and he has been admitted to hospital. They are not allowing my son’s doctor to visit him. They are not even allowing me to see him.

Simultaneous searches were carried out at the premises of the minister, his sons, son-in-law and other family members and top officials of various institutions run by Malla Reddy Group.

The minister left the hospital after inquiring about his son's health condition. Later updating about Mahender's health condition, doctors told media persons that he was not able to talk when brought to the hospital in the morning

Mallareddy's daughter in law Preethi Reddy said that Mahender is under observation and in need of rest. She, however, refused to comment on being asked if Mahender was assaulted by the central armed personnel.

Later, Mallareddy accompanied by MLA Vivekananda, MLA Shambhipur Raju and several other TRS leaders arrived at the hospital. Speaking to media Vivekananda said the searches show the witch-hunt by the BJP led Union Government.

Mallareddy's nephew Praveen Reddy was also brought to the hospital. He is also alleged to have been assaulted during the searches at his home yesterday. He was escorted to hospital with armed forces, in a private vehicle.