HC notice to Kodela, son in cable TV dispute

Published: 30th August 2016 04:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2016 04:41 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In a significant development, the Hyderabad High Court on Monday issued notices to Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, Sattenapalli MLA and Speaker of AP state legislature, and his son and others in an alleged attack by the TDP workers on the office of the petitioner, who was doing cable TV business in the name of Nallapati Cable Vision in Narasaraopet town of Guntur district.

HC.jpgJustice M S Ramachandra Rao was dealing with a writ petition by Nallapati Ramachandra Prasad, managing director of a cable TV company in Narasaraopet, and two others seeking CBI probe into alleged harassment of the petitioners and destroying their properties by the followers of Kodela’s son.

He alleged that his office was attacked by TDP workers on July 10 this year. The petitioner submitted that he has been running the cable network in the name of Nallapati Cable Vision in Narasaraopet and after TDP came into power in 2014, Kodela Sivarama Krishna, son of the Speaker, also started cable network business and targeted him and his business.

The petitioner alleged that Kodela was using his political clout to protect the interests of his son who resorted to cutting cables of the petitioners’ company  to see that the latter’s customers opt for cable connection for the company he purchased.

The police were hand in glove with the assailants and have failed to take any action though several representations were made on the alleged criminal actions of the respondents, they alleged.

Besides seeking CBI probe into the allegations, the petitioners sought directions to the service providers to submit call data pertaining to certain cell phone numbers of the police officers concerned on the day of attack.

After hearing the case, the judge issued notices to Kodela and his son, the CBI, Guntur SP and others to respond to the plea.

While adjourning the case by four weeks, the judge directed the telecom service providers in the district to preserve the call data of July 11 and 12, 2016, between the police and respondents in the case.

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