Vizianagaram:: The police busted uterus transplantation racket in the fort town and arrested Surada Adilakshmi alias Jyoti (27) of Bhimili and Medisetti Venkata Srikanth (24) of Visakhapatnam. V.Ashok Kumar, SI of II Town police station presented the accused persons before the media today.
Vijayawada:: Governor ESL Narasimhan today met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh . He also met President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Minister in New Delhi. He along with other members of the Committee of Governors constituted during the 48th conference of Governors in October 2017 submitted report ‘Rajyapal-Vikas ke Rajdoot: catalytic role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ to the President.
Guntur:: Vedanta Hospitals, whose name figured in the investigation of the suspected kidney racket denied its involvement in arranging the prospective donor who had impersonated as a relative of a patient. MD Chinta Ramakrishna said that Ch. Siva Nageswara Rao who had been suffering from end stage renal disease had sought treatment from the hospital in June 2017. After medical examination, he was advised a kidney transplant but after a series of twists and turns, his relatives got the surgery done at the hospital in Vijayawada. ‘We have time and again made it clear that the surgery was not done in our hospital and we have no role in identifying the donor. The patient’s family had been levelling baseless allegations against us’, he said.
Visakhapatnam:: Vigilance and enforcement officials and Food Safety officials seized over four tones of artificially ripened papayas in a raid on godwon at Seethampeta in the city today. The team led by DSP CM Naidu launched a drive follwoign repeated complaints from the public that many traders in the city were using chemicals to ripe papays and bananas.
DCI Non-Executive Employees’ Union today strongly condemned the remarks of MP and State BJP president K.Haribabu justifying the privatisation of DCI. Reacting over the MPs remarks, NEU honorary president VS Padmanabha Raju and others said DCI had been earning profits since its inception.
Srikakulam:: ACB officials today caught AV Prasada Rao, Superintendent in the DEO office here, when he was reportedly accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000 from a teacher for regularisation of his service and fixation of salary. According to ACB DSP K.Rajendra, the teacher, Jammayya, was suspended in 2003 following allegations of financial fraud. However, he won the case in the court and joined the service in 2010. He has been making rounds to the DEO office for fixation of salary and other benefits since 2003. Prasada Rao reportedly demanded Rs.20,000 from the teacher to complete the work.
Vizianagaram:: Village Revenue Officer Arasada Jagannadham of Neelakantarajapuram cluster in Vepada mandal was trapped and arrested by ACB officials while he was accepting a bribe of Rs.5,000 from B.Srinivas for succession, mutation and issuing passbook for his father’s 1.72 acre land at the Tehsildar’s office today. The bribe amount was recovered from him. Litmus test conducted on his fingers turned positive said DSP (ACB) Shakeela Bhanu.