This issue is giving the jitters to Telugu Desam Party leaders, as victims are lodging complaints against call money organisers who have been allegedly supported by the ruling party leaders. Meanwhile, the YSRC and the Congress are busy making efforts to derive political mileage by cornering the TDP MLAs.
Women who reportedly took loans from Venigalla Srikanth, Y. Ramu, M. Satyanandam and the other accused, alleged that the gangsters had posted their photographs on social media sites, besides blackmailing and forcing them into flesh trade.
The victims continued to visit the City Police Commissioner’s office and the Task Force police office on Sunday to explain the alleged inhuman torture meted out to them by the organisers.
“I took Rs. 50,000 from one Mohan, but he collected Rs. 2 lakh from me and had not returned the promissory notes till date. Instead, he misbehaved with me,” a victim said.
“We are living in constant fear. If police did not put the accused behind bars, the gangsters will take revenge on us. I urge police to arrest all the call money racketeers and provide security for us,” urged another victim.
Meanwhile, CPI State Secretary K. Ramakrishna demanded that the government take stringent action against the elected representatives and others who were involved in the racket. There should not an iota of mercy to the racketeers.