Firearms offender sent to one-year jail

Nagaraju reportedly targeted a few individuals, approached them posing as a cop and threatened to arrest the victims if they did not pay him a specific amount.
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HYDERABAD : Madhapur police on Wednesday imposed a Preventive Detention Act on a “firearms offender”, who was allegedly involved in nine cases, and was accused of disturbing public order. He has been sent to the Central prison in Cherlapally for a period of one year.

The accused Nagaraju Raghu Varma (25), a recovery agent in an automobile company, posed as a police officer with fake police ID cards to cheat innocent people and extort money from them, the police said. “He extorted over Rs 15 lakh from his victims,” the police said.

According to Madhapur inspector G Mallesh, “He was arrested in all the nine cases and was sent to prison in 2021 on PD Act. However, he continued to engage in unlawful activities, which is why we are imposing the PD Act on him for the second time.”

Nagaraju reportedly targeted a few individuals, approached them posing as a cop and threatened to arrest the victims if they did not pay him a specific amount.

“He illegally purchased three pistols from Jharkhand and used these to threaten people,” the inspector said.

As Nagaraju was released on bail from his previous case on Tuesday, the police imposed the PD Act to send him back to the prison.

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