Those enjoying privacy either at secluded places or at popular hotspots in city, unmindful of people around, will only be asking for trouble

Lovers struck by the Cupid’s golden arrows are zooming past on their bikes to enjoy their privacy at secluded spots, far from the madding crowd.

Those who are in a hurry and do not wish to waste even a moment of their togetherness are heading straight to places like the RK Beach, Tenneti Park, VUDA Park, and Kailasagiri right in the city.

While the first category of lovers seems to be ignorant of the dangers involved in going to isolated spots, the other category is oblivious of the presence of children and elderly persons around them. The city police have already taken notice of the “cultural transformation” of our citizens and are contemplating action against them. They are, however, in a dilemma as booking of cases could affect the careers of budding youngsters and tarnish the image of their parents and family members.

“We appeal to the lovers not to cross the limits of decency. We are planning to invite the media and expose them, if they continue with their overtures,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) M. Srinivasulu said.

Any idea of what could be the amount of money lost by people in white collar crimes? A total of Rs.47,000 crore!

This is the money lost by the people of Andhra Pradesh during the last three years, says the DCP , who has earlier worked in the CID. Lure of quick returns and easy money make people trust fly-by-night companies, which offer higher interest rates, free holiday packages, free house sites in rural areas, prizes, and incentives for enrolling members.

Investors do not even bother to think as to how any company could offer them such high rates of interest and freebies, and whether it has the mandatory RBI clearance.

Many a time, poor people pool their resources and invest in such schemes and retired employees park their lifetime funds in such companies to realise sooner than later that they are cheated. The city police, under the leadership of Police Commissioner B. Shivadhar Reddy, are planning to set up a separate wing to deal with the growing white collar crimes, says Mr. Srinivasulu.

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