Sunday, October 08, 2023

CISF Seizes Currency, Arrests Man with Musk Deer Pelts at Hyderabad Airport

Hyderabad: CISF personnel with the Aviation Security Guard (ASG) seized 10.3 lakh worth of US dollars, Thai bhat and Indian currency from an Indian national, Mohammed Arif Hussain, travelling to Colombo. CISF personnel CT. Balakrishna and K. Anji Reddy noticed a suspicious package in Hussain’s luggage during a routine scan and recovered the currency. Meanwhile, airport officials arrested one Syed Akbar Pasha, 43, of Raichur, Karnataka, for transporting musk deer pelts and its organs. He was travelling to Mumbai via Hyderabad. Chief forest conservative officer B. Saidulu suspected that the organ could be a fake, and had been sent to the CCMB for confirmation.

Police on Sunday arrested three persons for murdering a 23-year-old man on Friday. The tri had rammed their autorickshaw into the victim’s bike and tried to pass it off as a road accident, Abdullapurmet police said.

Police identified the accused as T. Srisailam, J. Dashrath and G. Linga Swamy and the victim as P. Ramachander. His cousin M. Venkatesh survived with a fracture in his right leg. Police said the reason for the attack was business rivalry, and not the demand for repayment of a loan as was previously suspected.

The victims were drinking liquor at a shop in Batasingaram when the accused came in an autorickshaw and attacked them. The cousins fled on their bike but the trio took an alternative route, came in the opposite direction and rammed into the two-wheeler. Police first assumed it was a road accident but Venkatesh told about the attack and the business rivalry.

Police arrested the trio from the Batasingaram bus stop. Police said Srisailam told them that the cousins used to sell their scrap to him but had switched to another dealer which angered him.

The central zone task force along with Nampally police raided a lodge that was converted into a brothel late night on Saturday, arrested two persons and rescued two girls. A release said sub-inspector S. Sai Kiran and head constable Sarala Devi led a team to the hotel and busted the racket.

The police arrested the organiser Salahuddin and a customer. The girls victims were sent to a women;s home, police said. Salahuddin had been running the from 2020 and was attracting customers through an online portal.

Police handed over the duo to the Nampally police for further investigation and booked a case under the Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act against Salahuddin.

08/10/2023 Deccan Chronicle

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