Hyderabad police on Monday arrested three extra accused in final week’s sensational kidnap of three businessmen whereas a metropolis court docket rejected bail petition of former Andhra Pradesh minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, who’s the principle accused within the case. A Secunderabad court docket rejected right here bail petition after Chanchalguda jail authorities submitted report on her well being standing.
The court docket additionally despatched her to police custody for 3 days. The police had sought seven day custody however the court docket granted her custody just for three days.
Businessman Praveen Rao and his two brothers had been kidnapped from their residence in Bowenpally by a gaggle of 10 individuals, who posed themselves as revenue tax officers. The trio had been let off by the accused in early hours of January 6.
Hours later, police arrested Akhila Priya from her residence at Kukatpally. One other accused within the case A.V. Subba Reddy was arrested the identical day.
In keeping with police the incident is linked to a dispute over 25 acres of land at Hafeezpet in Hyderabad. Praveen Rao had reportedly bought the land in 2016 with the assistance of Subba Reddy who took help of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, a former MP and father of Akhil Priya who died in 2017. Akhila Priya later approached Praveen for a share after variations with Subba Reddy.
In the meantime, police arrested three extra accused and claimed to have gathered extra proof in opposition to Akhila Priya. The arrested embrace a private assistant of Akhila Priya and an aide of her husband Bhargava Ram, an accused within the case who remains to be absconding.
Boya Sampath Kumar, private assistant of Akhila Priya, Nagaradoddi Mallikarjuna Reddy, private assistant of Bhargava Ram and Dorllu Balachennaiah, all residents of Kurnool and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh had been apprehended by the sleuths of Commissioner’s Job Drive groups together with Bowenpally police.
“In the course of the investigation, it’s established that Bhuma Akhila Priya deliberate and executed the crime together with Bhargava Ram, Guntur Srinu and different accomplices with the intention to seize the land or extort cash from the victims,” Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar stated.
He informed reporters that police seized objects used within the fee of offence including three cell phones and faux quantity plates.
In keeping with police, on the instruction of Akhila Priya and her confederate, Mallikarjuna Reddy bought six SIM playing cards and 6 new cell phones.
One SIM card was allotted to Akhila Priya, two playing cards to a different accused Guntur Srinu and the remaining SIM playing cards had been utilized by their accomplices.
On January 5 when the offence was dedicated, Akhila Priya used the SIM card whereas travelling from Vijayawada to Hyderabad and communicated with accused individuals from her residence at Kukatpally until early hours of January 6.
In keeping with police, Guntur Srinu and Bhargava Ram had been constantly receiving directions from Akhila Priya on her their cell phones. One of many kidnappers utilizing short-term quantity referred to as Akhila Priya on her common contact quantity at 10.42 p.m. on January 5. Later, utilizing the identical quantity kidnappers made the victims name to Deputy Commissioner of Police North zone to speak their security at 1.09 a.m. on January 6.
Sampath Kumar confessed earlier than police that on the path of Akhila Priya, he performed recce together with Bala Chennaiah on a motorbike with pretend quantity plate on the residence of victims at Bowenpally and gave info to Bhargava Ram and Guntur Srinu concerning the presence of victims on the residence.
On January 5, all accused began from Akhila Priya’s residence in Kukatpally and gathered at MGM College, Yousufguda, which belongs to Bhargava Ram on 5 four-wheelers and two two-wheelers. They changed authentic quantity plates of the autos with pretend ones.