VIJAYAWADA: A 47-year-old man created a flutter by climbing on to the signalling tower of a private mobile phone company at Gantupalli on Friday evening.

It took two hours for the Ibrahimpatnam police to persuade him to climb down from the tower. The man was identified as Chintakuntla Varala Reddy of Guntupalli and the reasons for his act were yet to be known.

APSFC official trapped

Sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday raided the house of Yarlagadda Venkata Subrahmanyeswara Rao, Deputy Manager in the Andhra Pradesh State Financial Corporation’s local branch, and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs. 60 lakhs.