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While Call Money scam rocks Vijayawada, Police chief goes on leave!

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While the Call Money scam was rocking Vijayawada, City police commissioner Gautham Sawang is going on leave from December 17. As soon as Gautham Sawang applied for leave, the DGP immediately approved his leave application in the morning and posted Surendra Babu in his place as an in-charge commissioner.
Sources said all this took place when Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was holding a meeting of district Collectors at his office where he claimed to be taking strict action against those involved in the Call Money scam. Rumours are afloat in Vijayawada city that Gautham Sawang was going on leave due to political pressure caused by influential Call Money operators.
It is said Gautam Sawang was the man behind the exposure of Call Money scam and reportedly working to bring all the accused to book. It is learnt that Gautham Sawang was granted leave by the government on November 24 as he had applied for leave before that date. Therefore, there was no connection between the Call Money controversy and the City Police Commissioner going on leave. It is learnt that Sawang, accompanied by his family members will be visiting Australia. He will be away from duty from December 17 for a week.
Sources said the Chandrababu Naidu government has given full freedom to the police in dealing with the Call Money operators whoever it may be. With this, the police were conducting raids at many places and not even sparing the ruling party leaders. The police were reportedly searching 92 finance companies and seized thousands of promissory notes worth crores of rupees, judicial stamp papers, ATM cards, bank passbooks, cheque books, blank cheques signed by borrowers, property documents mortgaged against loans and huge cash was seized.
Following the call of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu not to pay a rupee to the organizers of Call Money operators, the victims of Call Money organisers were lining up at the police stations. But the victims of the Call Money operators were getting threatening calls from the lenders saying that nothing would happen even if the Chief Ministers intervenes in the matter. One of the Call Money racketeers allegedly rang up a housewife and threatened her of dire consequences if she failed to pay. He also reportedly said even Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu can’t do anything. (NSS)