Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A music teacher, Aparna, approached the Uppal police on Wednesday fearing that her husband, Srinivas, working with a mining company, could have been kidnapped by its management. The company - Great India Mining Corporation - is reportedly owned by Deepak Reddy, stated to be a relative of a Cabinet Minister.

Ms. Aparna maintained that she was worried about the whereabouts of her husband working at Bellary in Karnataka since his mobile phone was switched off since August 12. Even as she was tensed up about Srinivas, a gang of five to eight persons barged into her house on Tuesday at Medipally of Panchavati colony, she complained.

Teacher’s charge

“She alleged that the gang forcibly took away the documents of their house and a plot at Tukkupally stating that her husband misused company funds,” Uppal police station SI B. Ravinder Reddy said. Based on her complaint, a case under Sections 448 (house trespass) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code was registered.

The SI said Mr. Deepak Reddy denied the charges that Srinivas was kidnapped by his men.

Quoting Mr. Reddy, the SI said Srinivas had misappropriated lakhs of rupees of the company and went underground.

The case took a twist by evening when the teacher complained to the police that her husband rang up in the afternoon from a mobile phone and sounded scared.

A few minutes later she received an anonymous call saying another relative of the Minister had threatened her husband and hence he was scared. Investigation is on.