Nellore: The Nellore district police captured the most-wanted inter-state criminal Gundala Vamsi Krishna Reddy. He had been involved in many offences such as murder, rape, cheating, and dacoity in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
With the arrest of Vamsi Krishna, police solved a kidnapping in Vijayawada, a murder in Hyderabad, and three cheating cases. The police also seized a Skoda car and two mobile phones from him.
The police said that the 35-year-old Vamsi Krishna was arrested following a complaint by Uribindi Manohar Reddy. The latter is the personal assistant to the Andhra Pradesh Minister for IT and Industries Mekapati Goutham Reddy. The Nellore police led by Inspector of CCS, I Srinivasan, seized Krishna Reddy, a native of Eeduru village under TP Gudur Mandal and a resident of Nellore.
Deputy Superintendent of Police J Srinivasulu said that Vamsi Krishna incurred losses in the business of anti-radiation chip in 2013 and he took the criminal route for easy money. The officials added that Vamsi Krishna was involved in murder, rape, and cheating cases in Vizag, Nellore, Vijayawada, and Hyderabad.
During the interrogation, the accused confessed that he kidnapped Malepati Harshavardhan of Vijayawada in September 2018 with support from three others. Vamsi Krishna murdered Harshavardhan in Hyderabad by beating his head with a cricket bat, the police added. Vamsi eliminated Harshavardhan for informing police about the former’s involvement in a kidnapping and robbery case under the Nellore police station limits.
Vamsi created fake Aadhar and identity cards and impersonated some political leaders to collect money from people. He collected over Rs 1 crore from the people, and his extortion became known following the complaint from Manohar Reddy, the police added.
“Our investigation revealed that Reddy had collected money from three people from Vizag and Hyderabad by assuring them a quick solution to their property disputes,” J Srinivasulu said.
The police officials are planning to slap provisions of the AP Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Drug Offenders Act, popularly known as PD Act, against Reddy.