'Finger Tip-Surgery': How 2 Kadapa men 'helped' deportees re-enter Kuwait

Muneshwar and Venkata Ramana cut the upper layer of the fingertip, remove some part of the tissue and re-stitch it by using a medical kit. In a month or two the wound gets healed and there will be a slight change of fingerprint pattern.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 Sep 2022 12:30 PM GMT
Finger Tip-Surgery: How 2 Kadapa men helped deportees re-enter Kuwait

Hyderabad: Acting on a tip off, Rachakonda police carried out raids at a hotel-Happy Residency Oyo Room in Annojiguda and found four men from Kadapa, performing 'Finger-print-Surgery'. Little the cops knew that, this raid would unfold an interactional racket.

Cops arrested Gajjalakondugari Naga Muneswar Reddy, Sagabala Venkat Ramana, Bovilla Shiva Shankar Reddy and Rendla Rama Krishna Reddy. The four were booked under 420, 467, 468, 472, 475, 109 of Indian Penal Code R/W 120(B) IPC & SEC.40, 42 OF AADHAR ACT, 2016.

What was the crime about?

Mastermind Gajjalakondugari Naga Muneswar Reddy, who is a radiographer by profession, is a native of Kadapa. Naga Muneswar had completed his CRA (Certificate in Radiological Analysist) in Tirupathi in 2007. While he worked as 'Radiographer' in Krishna Diagnostics located in Tirupathi, he met his classmate Sagabala Venkata Ramana (accused 2), who was an anaesthesia technician there.

It was during the same time, Naga Muneshwar Reddy came in contact with another person in Kadapa, who was deported from Kuwait for overstaying. Interestingly, the Kadapa man told Muneshwar Reddy that, after he was deported, he went to Srilanka for a finger-tips surgery which helped him re-enter Kuwait.

This incident gave birth to a criminal idea. Naga Muneshwar Reddy hatched a plan of earning easy money by performing finger tip surgeries. Crime partner, Sagabala Venkata Ramana, Anaesthesia Technician joined the clan.

Rajasthan Connect

Muneshewar Reddy, through his friend, reached out to a Rajasthan resident to perform surgeries. Muneshwar and Venkata Ramana, performed surgery on 02 persons and charged Rs.25,000/- per surgery. Later, through another contact in Rajasthan, they performed 6 surgeries at the cost of Rs.1,50,000.


Who are these people?

These individuals on whom surgeries were performed were deported from Kuwait and wanted to enter the country again. In order to help them, Muneshwar and Venkata Ramana cut the upper layer of the fingertip, remove some part of the tissue and re-stitch it by using a medical kit. In a month or two the wound gets healed and there will be a slight change of fingerprint pattern.

"Investigation revealed that the Kuwait Immigration lacks advanced technology. By taking advantage of the same, the individuals who were involved in petty criminal cases, overstay are indulging in undergoing fingertips surgery illegally and thereafter update their finger prints at Aadhar center by changing their address and apply for Visa to Kuwait. Later travels to Kuwait on a fresh Visa. These new fingerprints last for one year in the same condition" said the investigating officer.

What did they need for a surgery?

Surgical gloves, Cipladine Ointment, Antibiotic tablets, Surgical Tape, Surgical blades, Lignocaine hydrochloride gel (Local Anesthesia) Lignocaine hydrochloride Injection, Suture (Surgical threads), Surgical Swabs, Syringes-08 Nos, Surgical Blade Handle, Sodium Chloride solution, Scissors, Bectodine Solution.

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