Hyderabad: Former TDP minister Bhuma Akhil Priya has been arrested by the Hyderabad in a kidnap attempt. The case is in connection with a land dispute in Hafizpet of Hyderabad.The dramatic kidnap was foiled when Hyderabad police who tracked the kidnappers via cell phone movement and rescued the victims Praveen Rao and his two brothers Sunil and Naveen on 6th morning.

The Hyderabad police were acting on a complaint filed by law student K Manish. According to him, at around 7.20 PM on the 5th of January, 10-15 men posing as Income tax officials trespassed into his house at Manovikas nagar. One among the many was wearing a police uniform holding a stick with a plea of conducting raids. "They began searching the premises, my family was showed a search warrant (fake) in the name of three brothers Praveen, Naveen and Sunil Rao (my paternal uncles ). The family was confined to a hall and few others in the bedroom, restricting our movement" Manish said.

Twenty minutes later, Manish's aunty Sarita (spouse to Sunil) who happens to be their neighbours came to their rescue. She opened the door latch which allowed the house mates to venture out. By then the men took the three uncles Praveen, Naveen and Sunil in three different cars. The lid blew off when Manish found that the men were not government officials but kidnappers.

Speaking of the case, Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar said, "The kidnap is suspected to be in land dispute. In September 2020, Praveen Rao filed a complaint against A V Subba Rao in a land issue which culminated in the kidnap. On receiving the complaint Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda police based on CCTV analysis, description of the vehicle and number plates (some of them turned to be fake) and with the help of Andhra Pradesh police traced the kidnappers".

The commissioner further added, "Multiple teams from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh police were tracking the kidnappers via cell movement. With no way left, at around 3.30 AM on 6th of January the kidnappers left the three victim at Narsingi. The three have been rescued safely.During questioning, it was found that Akhila Priya and husband Ram are involved".The Hyderabad police is also verifying the involvement of Srinivas Chowdhary @Guntur Srinu, Prakash, Sai,Chanti.

Hyderabad police have booked Akhila Priya, A V Subba Rao and Bhargava Ram under section 452 (trespass), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 341 (punishment for wrongful restrain), 506 (criminal intimidation) 149 (unlawful assembly),120 (b) (criminal conspiracy), 147(gathering with purpose of riot), 342 (assault) of Indian Penal Code.

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