‘Special court to trial Call Money cases’, announces Chief Minister

Friday, December 18, 2015

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu made an announcement of establishing a special court at Vijayawada to trial ‘Call Money’ related cases to dispose off them in a speedy manner. Chandrababu said that stringent action would be taken on the accused under Nirbhaya Act and said that the government is committed to handle with an iron hand.

The Assembly that reassembled after adjournments at 3.12pm, Chandrababu Naidu made an announcement amidst allegations and counter allegations from the Opposition and Treasury benches. The YSRCP demanded a debate on the issue and later an announcement but was turned down by the Treasury benches. In his announcement he did not mention the names of the ruling party MLAs and MLCs hand in the issue but just simply said that involvement of all parties are there in the issue. He even did not name the higher officials’ hand.

Text of the announcement

A woman lodged a complaint with Machavaram police station on December 11 alleging that one Yellamanchili Srirama Murty alias Ramu promised to give Rs.10 lakhs as loan and took promissory notes and signed stamp papers. She alleged that he along with his associates have sexually exploited her. The police during investigation have found Bhavani Shankar, Vennupati Srinu, Transco DE Satyanandam, Venigalla Srikanth, Pendyala Srikanth, Doodala Rajesh along with Srirama Murty are accused. Srirama Murty and Bhavani Shankar were already arrested. He made an announcement through Vijayawada City Police Commissioner to the public to lodge harassment complaints in police stations. The police have registered 227 cases and five among them are of collecting higher interest along with sexual exploitation. He detailed that out of 188 accused, 65 are from YSRCP, 20 from TDP, 12 from Congress, 6 from CPI, 1 from CPM, 4 from BJP, 2 from Lok Satta. The Chief Minister announced that a judicial probe by a retired High Court Judge was already ordered. He said that cases u/s 420, 376,354,384,509,506 and 120B sections of IPC.

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