Visakhapatnam: Arilova police station, Visakhapatnam, registered a case against former minister Vatti Vasanth Kumar and his friend for threatening a few people with a revolver over a property dispute.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order, Zone-I) S Ranga Reddy said that B Ravi Shankar and Siva Kumar filed a complaint against Vatti on Monday night. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case against Vatti for criminal intimidation and trespass.
Siva mentions that he is the owner of a 1,100-sq yard plot at Yendada in Visakhapatnam and that he was planning to start construction there. One day, Rammohan, Vatti’s friend, claimed that the land belonged to him and tried to grab it by force. Followed by the former minister threatening us with a gun, Siva added.
When questioned, Vatti admitted that he had a gun in his hand but denied the allegations that he threatened anyone with it. He mentioned that he saw a few people cutting trees on the plot and was questioning it. “The land belongs to one of my close associates, and I sent my driver to talk to them. However, they behaved violently with my driver, brandishing their axes, and I had to step in with my weapon. The other person in the picture is my driver,” the former minister said. He added that he was merely questioning the “injustice”.
Sources in the police said that they might take Vatti and his friend into custody in a day or two.