Petition filed in NHC seeking CBI probe in Call Money episode

Monday, December 14, 2015

An Advocate Arun Kumar today filed a petition in the State Human Rights commission seeking a direction to order for a CBI probe into the Call Money issue.

The petitioner sought a direction to the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh in this direction. He in his petition appealed to get the case investigated by an independent agency as efforts are on to dilute the case. He said in his petition that the lives of women are deteriorating as the call money gang are making their lives more miserable.

The Human Rights Commission has directed the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh to furnish a comprehensive report by January 18, 2016.

Jagan seeks a probe by a sitting High Court Judge
YSRCP president and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has demanded the State Government to order an inquiry by a sitting High Court judge in the call money racket. He said that the inquiry should bring out the facts on the alleged involvement of ruling party MLAs and ministers. In an open letter, Jagan said that Chandrababu Naidu was trying to dilute the case. He objected the call of the Chief Minister not to repay their loans to operators as it is not the only issue involved in it. He expressed concern over the women being pushed into prostitution as they were unable to replay loans.

Chief Minister asks not to repay loans
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has asked the victims not to repay money. Don’t be afraid of call money organizers and Nirbhaya Act would be slapped if the organizers don’t stop harassing the borrowers, he said. Chandrababu said that the call money racket and spurious liquor would tarnish the image of Capital city Amaravati and asked the collectors and police should nip them in the bud. ‘I am very clear on this. Don’t excuse and be lenient to any person, how big he may be. Else they will take it as our weakness. And, it gives scope for rise of anti-social elements’, he said.

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