Eluru Deputy Mayor arrested on charges of kidnap
August 13, 2014 - Hyderabad
Police arrested city Deputy Mayor Chode Venkataratnam of Telugu Desam Party on the charges of abduction, robbery and assault.
The Superintendent of Police K Raghurami Reddy said that a group of nine persons led by Chode Venkataratnam allegedly indulged in the abduction of one Singamreddy Ramakoti Reddy from Reddypalem in Burgampad mandal of Khammam district on August 4 in connection with a private dispute. The victim allegedly lodged in the house of the Deputy Mayor and subjected to torture for over a 3week. He was allegedly robbed of gold ornaments, Rs20,000 cash and debit cards during confinement.
The SP said that a team of police led by Circle Inspector released the victim from the house of the Deputy Mayor on Tuesday night. The act of the police came following a petition by the victim’s brother Kaniki Reddy.