Suspects chose public transport to evade cops in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The intensive vehicle checking by the police to check the flow of unaccounted cash being used to influence voters ahead of the general elections is said to have prompted the suspects in the Rs 2 crore cash seizure case to opt for public transport modes to ferry the cash.

The cash was allegedly to be delivered to Murali Krishna, a follower of TDP MP Murali Mohan, with the former slated to wait at the Rajahmundry Railway Station to receive the cash.

Sri Hari and Pandari, caught by the special teams during searches at the Hitec City Railway Station on Wednesday night, informed the police that Dharma Raju and Jagan Mohan Rao of Jayabheri Properties had handed over the cash at their office situated at Plot No 1, Jayabheri Enclave, Gachibowli, instructing them to transport the same by train to Rajahmundry.

“As per the plan, they were to be received by Murali Krishna who would wait for them in a car at Rajahmundry Railway Station. He was to collect the cash and hand it over to Murali Mohan at his residence,” said VC Sajjanar, Police Commissioner, Cyberabad.

The duo started in an auto-rickshaw from the company’s office with the cash in two bags and came to the Hitec City Railway Station around 6 pm. It was when they got down from the auto and were walking towards the station that they were caught.

Sajjanar said the role of the MP would be investigated in depth. Efforts were on to nab those on the run. Action would be initiated against them based on further evidence.

Rs 49 lakh seized at Tarnaka; 3 held

Hyderabad: The Commissioner’s Task Force, along with the Osmania University police, seized Rs 49 lakh from three persons at Tarnaka on Thursday morning.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kacheguda) S Sudhakar, the three persons — N Krishna Reddy, 55, of Habsiguda, Naresh Reddy, 34, of Tarnaka and Sridhar, 33, of Nacharam — were caught when they were shifting the money from one car to another. All the three were businessmen and were associated with a political party.

“On questioning, they told us that they got the cash from a Congress candidate in the city. After obtaining permission from the court, a case registered against them,” said the ACP.

The police seized two cars — an Audi and a Volkswagen Polo — from them. It is learned that the cash was handed over by a Congress candidate to the trio and was meant to be distributed among voters. A case was registered against the three by the Osmania University police. The Income Tax department was also informed about the seizure.

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