Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The call money racket that created a sensation throughout the State and the country as many as 57 organizers were held by the police during surprise raids conducted on Tuesday.
TDP, Congress, YSRCP and CPI activists are among those held. The searches were conducted on the houses and offices of call money racketeers at I Town, Nunna, Patamata, Autonagar, Ajitsingh Nagar, Krishnalanka and others areas of the city and seized vital documents. The police teams had conducted raids at 92 locations.
In another search by the police in East and West Godavari districts, police have arrested 50 persons involved in money lending with higher rate of interest and facing allegations of harassing people who had availed loans. They seized documents including promissory notes, empty cheques, bonds and Rs.10 lakh cash during the raids.
Reports said that the police have arrested Nallamilli Sairam Reddy, Dwarampudi Chandra Reddy and Manda Srinivasa Reddy. However, threatening and sexual harassment for loan recovery had not been reported so far according to police sources. These special teams have also conducted raids in Pasalapudi, Mamidada, Mandapeta, Ramachandrapuram, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry and other areas.
NHRC notices to Chief Secretary and DGP
The National Human Rights Commission responding to a complaint lodged by a delegation of senior Congress leaders headed by APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy has said that notices would be sent to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police. The NHRC Commission Cyriac Joseph termed the issue as a serious one. NHRC is contemplating to depute its representatives for first-hand information on the development once the report is received form the State Government. The APCC delegation also called on the representatives of the National Commission for Women and submitted a memorandum explaining the modus operandi of the call money racket.
In Kurnool, the police conducted raids in Kadapa, Proddatur, Rayachoti and Pulivendula and held 12 of the operators. They have seized 630 promissory notes worth Rs.2.61 crore, cash, gold and silver ornaments that valued at Rs.19 lakh and bank passbooks and ATM cards of persons who borrowed lakhs of rupees from the financiers and money lenders according to Additional SP P.V.G.Vijaya Kumar. He urged the aggrieved to lodge complaints with the police against incidents of fleecing or harassment.