The sex racket revolving around the call money business stirred a hornet’s nest in ruling TDP . The so-called proactive steps by city MP Kesineni Srinivas alias Nani of the ruling party leading to police action reportedly left a section of his party colleagues tainted in the racket fuming.
Nani’s move is being viewed as a masterstroke against his detractors within the party .The MP reportedly sought to acquire a champion image by speaking on behalf of the victims and target Penamalur TDP MLA Bode Prasad. Prasad’s aides accuse Nani of having done all this with an eye to plant one of his key followers in the assembly segment in the next poll by defaming the sitting MLA. Implication of kingpin Srikanth tarnished Prasad’s image so much so that he was literally in tears before the media a day after the raid.
Nani is understood to have even targeted his detractor and Vijayawada East MLA Gadde Rammohan Rao of TDP by letting the police lay their hands on his followers with connections to the call money lending. In the process his supporter and party MLC Buddha Venkanna has been caught in the crossfire with his elder brother Nageswara Rao nabbed by the police after a ra id on his house. As the probe keeps progressing, the name o another MLC of the party sur faced with links to shady deals of the racketeers.
In fact, water resources minister Devinenni Umamahes wara Rao and Nani too do no see eye-to-eye after a show down between them soon after the TDP came to power. It may be recalled that key accused Ramu and his partners in the call money business honoured TDP elected representatives af ter the 2014 assembly elections Meanwhile, zilla parishad chairman Mullapudi Bapi Ra ju, facing allegations of having links with Srikanth, pleaded innocence at a media conferen ce. He was alleged to have given his personal vehicle to Sri kanth for use, indicating his proximity with the accused.]
Key accused in foreign soil?
Even as a manhunt has been laun ched for key accused Vene galla Srikanth, Pendyala Srikanth, Chennupati Sri nivasa Rao alias Srinu and APTransco DE M Satya nandam, police believe Sri kanth is taking shelter in a foreign country .
“He was in Malaysia when the racket was bus ted. We are sure he has fled to some other county to ke ep his identity a secret,“ sa id a top police official. CP Gautam Sawang has formed five special teams to nab the accused, while summons have been served to family members of the accused for questioning.
Satyanandam is reportedly in Maharashtra.Through his call data, police got information that he is taking shelter in one of his friend’s houses in Mumbai.
“He was suspended and an arrest warrant has been issued on him. We told his family members to inform about his location to us,“ a police official said.
Pendyala Srikanth, who is a close aide and benami of West Godavari ZP chief Mullapudi Bapi Raju, reportedly took shelter in West Godavari and lobbying with TDP leaders to escape from the dragnet.
-Times Of India