Staff Reporter

KADAPA: Pulivendula police conducted raids and arrested Yesob, third municipal ward municipal councillor, on the charge of organising matka, Ramana Reddy, former sarpanch of Ankalammagudur, and the manager and a room boy of a lodge for allegedly encouraging prostitution, Pulivendula Circle Inspector Rajeswar Reddy said. Pulivendula police paraded them in public and gave them a thrashing.

In the first-ever case of immoral trafficking registered in Pulivendula police station, the former sarpanch, Sapthagiri Lodge manager Srinivasa Reddy, room boy Shaik Shavali and three women were caught red-handed and booked under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, the CI said.