Eluru DSP O. Dileep Kiran said the woman made a call through Disha SOS app around 4.21 a.m. The call reached Mangalagiri and was forwarded to the Three Town Police station immediately. Within six minutes, the night patrolling staff intercepted the bus and caught the culprit around 4.27 a.m, the DSP said. A case was booked against Basavaiah under Section 354(A) at Eluru Three Town police station. He was later transferred to Pedapadu police station.
DGP Gautam Sawang apprised Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy about the incident and told him how police had been able to respond quickly because of the Disha app. Jagan appreciated the effort of the police team.
The state government, meanwhile, has allotted Rs 47.93 crore as additional funds towards the Disha scheme. A government order to this effect has been issued.