Hyderabad: The commissioner of police of Rachakonda police commissionerate, on 2 September, invoked the PD Act against a notorious rowdy-sheeter, Bodusu Kalyan (25). The latter is now lodged at the Central prison in Cherlapally.

Bodusu Kalyan, a resident of LB Nagar, was involved in seven cases, including an attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, wrongful restrain, and extortion of small businesses, in the Neredmet police limits between 2012 and 2019.

Kalyan had been arrested in all the cases and remanded to judicial custody. The Neredmet police had opened a rowdy sheet against him to monitor his activities. Despite this, Kalyan continued his criminal activities soon after he was released from prison, said the police.

Earlier, Kalyan had been detained under the PD Act but by then a court had convicted him in a case of voluntarily causing hurt with a deadly weapon and he was sentenced to two years imprisonment. However, as he was in jail serving the sentence period, the PD Act was revoked. Kalyan appealed before the sessions court and got his sentence suspended. Once released from prison, he was involved in as many as three cases of extortion and attempt to murder in the Neredmet police limits.

Recently, Kalyan was arrested by the Neredmet police and booked under various sections of the IPC and SC, ST Act. He was remanded to judicial custody and lodged in the Cherlapally Central Prison on 26 May.

Kalyan had terrorised the local people in the area, particularly small businessmen who lived in fear of the man, said the police. To prevent Kalyan from further committing such crimes and acting in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order, Mahesh M. Bhagwat, the commissioner of police, Rachakonda, invoked the PD Act and detained him.

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