Ten inmates of Ujjwala Home flee

Updated - June 23, 2017 12:00 am IST

Published - June 22, 2017 11:58 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Ten inmates of Ujjwala Home, including seven from Bangladesh, located at Uppal in city had fled after detaining four caretakers in a room on Thursday morning. There were 32 inmates in the Home. Most of them were rescued from flesh trade. Around 9 a.m., the women came to ground floor from the top floor and bolted the room of caretakers from outside.

“They locked the doors, jumped over the gate and fled,” Uppal Inspector K. Narsing Rao said. Teams were formed to catch them. A couple of years ago, a few inmates of the Home also fled in a similar fashion, residents of the locality said.

Seven more GHMC engineers arrested

More than a month after 13 Assistant Engineers of GHMC were arrested in silt removal scam, the Hyderabad Central Crime Station (CCS) sleuths arrested seven more AEs on Thursday in the same case.

A criminal case was registered initially against some contractors of the GHMC who allegedly tried to siphon off money by presenting fabricated documents relating to removal of silt from drains in the city. The fraud came to light during the audit when it was found that the numbers of vehicles -on which tonnes of silt was transported- presented by them were that of two-wheelers and not four-wheelers.

Following a complaint lodged by civic authorities, the CCS sleuths arrested 18 contractors. During subsequent investigation, 13 AEs were arrested on May 5 for signing the bills containing fake vehicle numbers. The A Es arrested on Thursday were: Ramakrishna, Ekambaram, Ravinder Reddy, Ashok Rao, Yatendra Mohan, Suneel Kumar and Srinivas Naidu.

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