Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Nuzvid Second Additional Judicial First Class Magistrate today issued a non-bailable Warrant against Sakshi Publications chairperson and Editorial Director K.Ramachandra Murty for not responding to a defamation petition relating to the call money case.
The Vijayawada police busted the call-money racket in December 2015. The police had set up separate cells for receiving complaints. The victims submitted more than 1000 petitions against the accused in the racket. In 2016, TDP Krishna district Telugu Rythu president Chalasani Anjaneyulu had filed a petition in the court alleging that Sakshi Telugu daily published articles alleging his involvement in the racket and accused him of harassing people. Anjaneyulu contended that the Telugu daily had made baseless allegations against him and damaged his reputation though he had not harassed any person.
The court took up the case and asked the respondents to attend the court. As they failed to attend the court issued NBW against Bharati Reddy and Ramachandra Murty.