Hyderabad police on Wednesday arrested former Andhra Pradesh tourism minister and Telugu Desam Occasion chief Bhuma Akhila Priya from Kurnool district for her alleged involvement within the kidnap of three distant relations of Telangana chief minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao late on Tuesday night time in reference to a land dispute.
“We now have taken Akhila Priya into custody from her residence within the morning and after preliminary interrogation and arrested her formally within the afternoon. She could be produced earlier than a neighborhood courtroom in Secunderabad for judicial remand later within the night, after medical examination,” Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar advised reporters.
Other than Akhila Priya, her husband Bhargav Ram and one other senior TDP chief from Kurnool A V Subba Reddy had been amongst a number of individuals who had been allegedly concerned in hatching and executing the kidnap plan. “We now have fashioned particular groups of the police for monitoring and apprehending the opposite accused,” the commissioner mentioned.
The three kidnapped – Okay Praveen Rao, Okay Sunil Rao and Okay Naveen Rao, are mentioned to be distantly associated to the chief minister and cousins of KCR’s aide P Venugopal Rao. Praveen Rao is a former nationwide badminton participant.
“The brothers had been mentioned to be concerned in a land dispute with the accused at Hafeezpet on town’s outskirts. The small print of the land challenge are being probed,” Anjani Kumar mentioned.
In accordance with the commissioner, about 10 folks barged into the residence of Praveen Rao, who has been dwelling together with his two brothers Sunil Rao and Naveen Rao at Krishna Residency house at Manovikas Nagar in Bowenpally at round 7.20 pm. They launched themselves as Revenue Tax officers and one among them even flaunted his identification card.
“They separated the brothers from the remainder of the household and requested them to sit down within the corridor, whereas forcing the others to enter a bed room. Later, they whisked the three brothers away in a automobile. The abductors additionally took away laptops and cell phones from them,” the commissioner mentioned.
After ready for greater than an hour within the bed room, the opposite relations got here out and realised that three males had been kidnapped. They instantly alerted the police, who swung into motion to trace the abductors.
“We alerted our counterparts within the Cyberabad and Rachakonda police commissionerates and saved a tab on the motion of all automobiles on closed circuit tv (CCTV) cameras, apart from cell phone towers,” he mentioned.
At round three.30 am, the abductors launched the three brothers at Kokapet-Narasingi space on the outskirts of Hyderabad, not earlier than forcing them to signal some paperwork at a farmhouse the place they had been confined for just a few hours.
“Primarily based on the grievance given by the relations, we’ve arrested Akhila Priya. We’re looking out for others,” the commissioner mentioned.
Pratap Rao, one other brother of Praveen Rao advised reporters earlier within the day that there was a dispute between the accused and his household over 50 acres of land at Hafeezpet wherein they had been companions.
“As a substitute of settling the problem by way of authorized means, they tried to intimidate our brothers. The difficulty has nothing to do with the chief minister’s household. So, please don’t drag the household into this,” Pratap Rao mentioned.