Pothluri Vara Prasad. (DC file photo)
HYDERABAD: The Banjara Hills police officials, who booked cases of criminal intimidation, threat and trespassing against businessman Pothluri Vara Prasad, are gathering evidence to make an arrest following the complaint from politician D.K. Aruna’s daughter.
The police inspector of Banjara Hills, P. Shiva Chandra said the complaint was received from BJP senior leader D.K. Aruna’s daughter Shruthi Reddy and evidence were being gathered in the case, following which appropriate actions would be taken against the accused named in the case, including P.V. Prasad, also known as PVP, and his men.
Earlier, cases were booked against PVP under Sections 452, 427, 504, 506, 147 r/w 149 of the IPC as per the complaint from Vikram Kailash, who alleged that Prasad had illegally trespassed with criminal intimidation and threatened him with about 15 goons, attacked them and vandalised the premises. When the Banjara Hills police staff went to Prasad’s house in Jubilee Hills to inquire, his workers let loose dogs to prevent the cops from entering the residence.
As per the FIR, a copy of which is in the possession of Deccan Chronicle, Kailash has attached all the pictures and videos of the incident showing PVP and his goons violently causing trauma and shock to his family members, which includes, his mother, who is a senior citizen and his child who is 6-years-old. "They pose danger to our lives and property. Anything that happens to my family, his agents and men are responsible," Kailash mentioned in the FIR.
However, the Telangana High Court later directed the city police not to take coercive steps, including arrest, against PVP till August 18, 2020.
Speaking about the present status of that case, the present IO, sub inspector G. Vasavi, said that a charge sheet was filed and the case was awaiting trial in the court. "Following the completion of the investigation, a charge sheet was filed and submitted in the court. The trial is supposed to be taking place this year," said the SI. Banjara Hills SHO Shiva Chandra said that the previous case and the High Court order would not be tampering with the current investigation and that a probe was underway as per the rules.