Vizag Agency firing: TDP alleges nexus among ganja mafia, AP police and YSRCP govt

Nakka Anand Babu asked why the AP police has failed to curb ganja gangs while a large number of policemen came from the neighboring states to arrest the smugglers.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Oct 2021 12:56 PM GMT
Vizag Agency firing: TDP alleges nexus among ganja mafia, AP police and YSRCP govt

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former minister Nakka Anand Babu on Monday alleged that the nexus between the ganja mafia, the ruling YSRCP leaders and the AP police has been exposed again following the latest raids and firing by the Telangana police in the Visakha agency area. Babu asked why the AP police has failed to curb ganja gangs while a large number of policemen came from the neighboring states to arrest the smugglers.

It should be recalled that two ganja smugglers received gunshot wounds when Nalgonda police opened fire to disperse a stone-pelting mob at ghat road in Lambasinghi of Visakhapatnam agency on Sunday. Some cops were also injured in the stone-pelting. Mobsters also damaged some police vehicles. The incident occurred when the police were on a decoy mission to nab a top gang leader.

Babu said that the seriousness of the situation could be gauged from the fact that the Telangana police had to open fire at one point of time. The AP government and police owe an explanation to the people, he demanded. Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader alleged that the AP government was not taking any action against mafia gangs just because the ruling YSRCP leaders were hand in glove with the smugglers.

As the AP police were conniving with the mafia, outside agencies like the NIA, the CBI and the Telangana police were coming here to investigate smuggling cases, he said. The Jagan Mohan Reddy-headed YSRCP regime should feel ashamed of itself for turning the state into a hub of national and international drug and ganja mafia. Babu asserted that the people had lost all trust in the AP police with regards to nabbing mafia gangs. There should be a comprehensive probe by the Central agencies into the ganja cultivation in Visakha agency, opium cultivation in Chittoor and operations of international heroin drug gangs from AP.

Reports said that Rs 25,000 crore worth of ganja was being cultivated and illegally transported from Visakha agency every year. The TDP leader demanded the state police speak up on the reported cultivation of opium poppy in Madanapalle and Punganur areas in Chittoor district. "Was this happening without the collusion of the ruling party ministers and leaders there?" he asked. This raw material would be used for cocaine, morphine, heroin and other drugs. The ruling party media itself has reported about poppy cultivation in Chittoor district, he said.

He deplored that the state government was destroying the future of the state youth by not taking any action against the drug mafia. The youth were falling victim to the drug mafia, the former minister added. Babu said that the Guntur Urban police seized liquid ganja that was being transported to Gujarat. These days, the ganja mafia has become rampant in every nook and corner of the state, he said.

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