Hyderabad, Sept. 22 (NSS): A girl from Bangladesh, who was allegedly abducted and detained in the city by an inter-state network of traffickers for commercial sexual exploitation, was rescued by the women’s cell of the CID. According to a pressnote from the CID, on August 6 this year, the Additional Director General of Police, CID, State Nodal Officer for Anti-Human Trafficking, received a fax message flashed by the West Bengal CID about abduction of a Bangladeshi girl by name Asma. The only clue available was a mobile phone operated from Hyderabad through which the victim sought help. On his directions, the SP, WPC formed a Special Team comprising one DSP, two Inspectors and staff from WPC and Cyber team wings of C.I.D. The team successfully traced the girl with help of call details of mobile phone number and frequent callers list of the said SIM card and also set up informants. During investigation, it was discovered that those three persons Moiz alias Srinivas, Pooja and Kajal are living in a house being used for prostitution. It was also revealed that the traffickers used several houses in various locations to run their flesh racket such as Picket, Secunderabad, Saifabad and Banjara Hills. The team traced the girl to Pune and rescued the victim Kajal alias Aisha alias Asma with the help of an informer and brought her to Hyderabad. A case was registered on September 20 on the basis of the inquiry report. The victim was produced before the court and sent to rescue home for counseling and safe custody. After verifying correct details and address of the victim girl, she will be handed over to the parents through court. Efforts are being continued to apprehend the culprits and rescue other girls from the clutches of the traffickers. The CID worked in coordination with Cyberabad Commissionerate and Taskforce, Hyderabad City in this operation. (NSS)
Hyderabad, Sept. 22 (NSS): The bail petition of mining baron and former minister of Karnataka Gali Janardhana Reddy, who was arrested on charges of grave mining irregularities, has once again been posted to September 29 as lawyers continued to boycott the court as part of the “Sakala Janula Samme” (All people’s strike). It may be mentioned here that hearing on the bail petition of the mining baron was posted to Monday. Arguments on the petition were disrupted by the striking advocates. As the advocates continued to boycott courts, the Special Judge of the CBI Court adjourned the hearing on the bail petition to September 29. Even the counsel for Mr Gali Janardhana Reddy too abstained from the court as part of the All people’s strike for the cause of Telangana State. Meanwhile, the CBI filed a counter against the bail petition on Thursday pleading with the court to extend the custody of Gali Janardhana Reddy and his Obulapuram Mining Company’s Managing Director Srinivasa Reddy, as they had not cooperated with the agency in its inquiry to elicit information. In the counter, the CBI prosecutor stated that if the prime accused were released on bail at this stage, the accused may try to tamper with the incriminating evidence by hook or the crook. The CBI also stated that the “mighty” accused might influence the key witnesses by arm-twisting methods or wooing them with money power. Stating that several other officials concerned were needed to be interrogated in the case, the CBI expressed doubts that the accused may succeed in destroying the evidence if they were granted bail when the investigation was in final stage. The CBI told the court that Srinivas Reddy never signed files as OMC managing director and Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife Aruna alone initialed files and they resorted to illegal mining with the help of forged documents. As there was no change in the second bail petition, there was no need to grant bail to the accused, it added. Moreover, many people, followers of Gali Janardhan Reddy were on the run after the CBI had taken up investigation into the illegal mining practices. The accused were arrested on the basis of preliminary evidence, it added. When the bail petitions of both Janardhana Reddy and Srinivasa Reddy came up for hearing on Thursday, their counsel were also not found in the court. As such the Special CBI court at Nampalli has posted the petitions as well as the counter of the CBI to September 29. (NSS)
Hyderabad, Sept. 12 (NSS): Police have registered a case against Ayazuddin, son of former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, who is battling for life in a city hospital after he met with an accident while riding his powerful two-wheeler at high speed on Sunday.
While Ayazuddin was critically injured, his cousin Azmal Rehman died in the accident. Police have registered a case suomoto under Sections 304/A and 337 IPC and are investigating the case. Meanwhile, the condition of Azhar’s son continued to be critical.
According to reports, Ayazuddin rode his 1000 cc GSX R high speed bike on the Outer Ring Road where two-wheelers are prohibited. Though the road has been thrown open to public, the authorities were not allowing two-wheelers to ply on it. However, youngsters are gaining entry illegally and testing their driving skills on the wide road which is also free from traffic hassles. (NSS)
Hyderabad, Sept. 12 (NSS): The CBI prosecutor, Mr Vijay Tanka, on Monday submitted to the Special Court for CBI Cases at Nampalli that every body feared the former Karnataka minister and BJP leader Gali Janardhana Reddy.
Arguing the case of the CBI which arrested Gali Janardhana Reddy following allegations of mining irregularities, the prosecutor said that even higher officials of the departments concerned were involved in the mining irregularities. Pleading for custody of the accused to the CBI for further interrogation, Mr Tanka said that if the accused was interrogated further, the names of those who received commissions would also come out. He also said that the officials concerned had deliberately failed in stopping the irregularities. He explained to the court that the CBI was seeking custody of the accused only to determine the complicity of the officials and politicians. He said that Gali Janardhana Reddy had illegally transported 29 lakh metric tons of iron ore at the rate of 3,000 truck loads per day.
Countering the arguments of the prosecution, the defence counsel, Mr Uday Lalit, questioned as to why the CBI had not arrested officials despite mentioning in the FIR that officials were also involved in the illegal mining. He also asked as how could the CBI state it was illegal mining when there was a border dispute between the two States. He said the FIR of the CBI was a pack of blunders. He said the case could not proceed without the arrest of the officials.
Hyderabad, Sept 5 (NSS): The CBI which has raided the houses of the Karnataka BJP leader and former minister Mr. Gali Janardana Reddy has reportedly seized Rs. 3 crores in cash and 30 kgs of gold.
Sleuths of the investigating agency had also seized his helicopter and other vehicles.
Medical tests were conducted on Janardana Reddy and Obulapuram Mining Company MD Srinivasa Reddy after the two were brought to the CBI office in Kothi from Bangaluru.
CBI sleuths were continuing their search in the Parijata apartments of Janardana Reddy at Bangalore when reports last came in.
CBI authorities had raided the house of Janardhana Reddy during the wee hours of Monday had arrested him at around 0630 hrs.
CBI authorities had found Rs. 1.5 crores in cash in the house of Srinivasa Reddy, MD of the OMC. They have questioned Ms. Aruna, wife of Mr. Janardana Reddy. They broke open a locked door in the house and searched the room. Four books, one lap top and a dairy was seized by the CBI authorities. CBI authorities had searched the residences of Janardana Reddy’s brothers Karunakara Reddy and Somasekhara Reddy, apart from his main follower and Bellary MLA Mr. Sriramulu’s house.
It is learnt that the CBI might arrest some more persons including some officials later. (NSS)
Hyderabad, Sept 5 (NSS): CBI Joint Director Mr. Lakshmi Narayana has said that they had arrested former Karnataka minister Mr. Gali Janardana Reddy and the OMC MD Srinivasa Reddy only on proper evidence.
The CBI team led by Mr. Lakshminarayana which arrested the two had reached Hyderabad. Talking to the media later, he said the CBI had arrested them only after securing proper evidence. He said they were arrested under mining and forest acts.
Janardana Reddy was brought to the CBI office in Kothi at around 1310 hrs on Monday.
Mr. Lakshmi Narayana has said that CBI would question Mr. Reddy and get more information. When asked if there would be more arrests, he said if they had evidence against any one they would arrest. He has assured the media that they would be posted of all latest information.
Mr. Janardana Reddy and Mr. Srivasa were produced in the CBI court in Nampalli in the evening. They were taken to the court through the back gate of the Kothi office of the CBI in Kothi.
It is learnt that the CBI has been searching the residence of Mr. Karunakara Reddy, brother of Mr. Janardana Reddy and former Karnataka minister Sri Ramulu in Bellary of Karnataka state. (NSS)
Bangalore, Sept 5 (NSS): CBI sleuths have arrested Karnataka former minister Mr. Gali Janardana Reddy and Obulapuram Mining Company Managing director here on Monday. They were immediately shifted to Hyderabad.
The two are likely to be produced before the CBI Special court in Hyderabad later in the day. Heavy police posse was posted at the Nampalli CBI office and surrounding areas, in view of the arrest of Mr. Janardana Reddy.
CBI sleuths led by the Joint Director Lakshmi Narayana swooped the residences of Janardana Reddy during the early hours of Monday. A ten-member group has raided his Bellary residence.
No loss to the government: Karnataka CM
Karnataka Chief Minister Mr. Sadananda Goud has said that he would not support the Gali brothers in the illegal mining issue. In a statement after the arrest of the former minister, he said the party would not suffer because of the CBI raids on the residences of the Gali brothers or the resignation of their supporter and Bellary MLA Mr. Sriramulu.
Gali arrest is a good development: Narayana
Hyderabad: CPI state secretary Dr. K Narayana has said that the arrest of Mr. Janardana Reddy was a good development. He has demanded that his properties be confiscated.
In a statement here on Monday, Dr. Narayana has also demanded that particulars of the mining mafia in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh be disclosed. He said if investigation was made in Karnataka, several things would come to light in Andhra Pradesh. (NSS)