Auto driver held with pistol, bullets in Hyderabad

Acting on a tip off, the Commissioner’s Task Force (East) team nabbed Odela Srinivas, 42 years, an auto driver from Santoshnagar and native of Karimnagar.

By Author  |  Published: 6th Dec 2018  5:01 pmUpdated: 6th Dec 2018  5:02 pm

Hyderabad: An auto-rickshaw driver was caught by the Commissioner’s Task Force for possessing a countrymade pistol at Kanchanbagh. The team seized the pistol and five live bullets from him. He was allegedly planning to kill a person with the weapon.

Acting on a tip off, the Commissioner’s Task Force (East) team nabbed Odela Srinivas, 42 years, an auto driver from Santoshnagar and native of Karimnagar.

The man, allegedly a Maoist sympathizer, had migrated to the city in 2001 and was working as a tailor before purchasing a passenger auto-rickshaw recently and turning into driving for a livelihood.

Due to financial crisis, the man had mortgaged his house at Santoshnagar for Rs. 10 lakh with one Ashok. He initially paid back some money to him and later started defaulting owing to his financial position.

As Srinivas was not paying the money, Ashok filed a case in the court stating that the former had sold the property to him. So, Srinivas bore a grudge against Ashok and planned to eliminate him.

“To execute his plan, Srinivas went to Uttar Pradesh and bought a pistol to kill Ashok,” City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said here.

The Task Force sleuths who got information on the plan detained him at Santoshnagar and seized the weapon. The suspect along with the weapon was handed over to Santoshnagar police station for further action.