Hyderabad: Chit fund fraud accused gets anticipatory bail

HYDERABAD: Justice B. Vijayasen Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to an accused in a chit fund case. The application was moved by Koti Venkata Laxmi and Koti Savitri, wives of the main accused Mutyala Rao. Another bail application was filed by Koti Dhanalaxmi, who is the wife of Accused No 2 and the daughter-in-law of the main accused. Counsel for the petitioner argued that they are family members of the main accused and not involved in the chit business run by the two accused. The case of the prosecution was that the accused lured many people into giving money in return for financial benefits. By believing their words some of the victims invested various amounts. On receiving the deposit, the accused used to write the details in a small book and sign it. When the victims demanded the return of the money, the accused refused to pay, following which the victims approached the police. The public prosecutor argued that the petitioners are cooperating with the main accused and used to collect money. The court, after hearing both sides, granted anticipatory bail directing a deposit of ₹10,000 with two sureties.

HC takes up implead petition in advocate’s murder case

Justice B. Vijayasen Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Thursday heard the implead petitioner in the murder case of advocate Malla Reddy. The bail petition was filed by Ediga Jayaram Goud and Ediga Venu Goud, who are Accused No. 8 and 12 respectively. Malla Reddy, an advocate practising in the Hanamkonda district court, was murdered on August 1 last year allegedly by the petitioners and other accused while he was travelling to Hanamkonda in his car along with his driver. The judge allowing the request of the driver of the deceased, who is also a de-facto complainant to implead, adjourned the case to June 8.

SHO asked not to interfere in a marital dispute

Justice K. Sarath of the Telangana High Court directed the station house officer of Golconda police not to interfere in a matrimonial matter under the guise of exercising the power of a police officer. The judge made an interim order in a writ petition filed by Majeed Ahmed Fareed, who complained that the said SHO was interfering with his life and liberty by constantly summoning him in the name of the police inquiry. According to the petitioner, the police were interfering with the marital dispute between his daughter and her husband against whom a petition before the family court is pending.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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