A storm in the tea cup seems to be taking new hues and twists with the Telugu Desam Party lodging a compliant with the city police against former corporator and Congress leader Venkata Satyanarayana also known as Arava Satyam.
TDP State general secretary Bonda Umamaheswara Rao and Urban president Vallabhaneni Vamsi, in their complaint on Wednesday, urged the city Police Commissioner to keep a tab on the activities of Mr. Arava Satyam, a trusted lieutenant of former Minister Devineni Rajasekhar (Nehru) and reopen history-sheet on him.
The TDP leaders said the Congress leader gave a letter of promise to the High Court that he would lead a respectable life and would not create any law and order problem. He, however, had allegedly breached his promise and was involving in unlawful activities.
“Mr. Arava Satyam is indulging in land grabbing, private panchayats, illegal activities, insulting women, indulging in violence, and framing baseless cases against TDP workers,” they alleged.
The TDP leaders pointed out that as many as 23 cases were slapped against him. He, however, succeeded in getting them quashed by intimidating the witnesses, they alleged. A history sheet was opened on November 24, 1992, in the Patamata police station. Later, the sheet was transferred to the Machavaram police station. The sheet was withdrawn following a writ petition (24138/2007) in 2009, they recalled. The TDP leaders sent copies of the complaint to the Chief Minister, the Home Minister, the Director-General of Police, and the Director- General of Intelligence.
It may be recalled that the TDP and Congress leaders were at loggerheads ever since the TDP took up padayatra in the Gunadala area. The Telugu Desam leaders alleged that Mr. Arava Satyam and his team intimidated the TDP workers of dire consequences if banners were put up in Gunadala. Allegations and counter allegations followed it.