Cops raid Banjara Hills pub; Tollywood actress, singer amongst arrested


Hyderabad: In a predawn swoop, the Hyderabad police on Sunday raided a pub at Banjara Hills for working past permitted hours and detained round 100 folks, together with Tollywood actress Niharika Konidela, Bigg Boss Season 3 winner and playback singer Rahul Sipligunj, former MLA Anjan Kumar Yadav’s son Arvind Kumar Yadav, former TD MP Galla Jayadev’s son Siddharth Galla and the daughter of a prime cop in Andhra Pradesh.

The duty drive personnel raided the pub, Pudding and Mink, at Radisson Blu within the upscale Banjara Hills within the wee hours of Sunday because it was open past the permitted hours.


In accordance with the police, over 100 individuals together with 48 girls have been taken into custody and positioned on the Banjara Hills police station. The purchasers had a heated argument with the police officers stating that the police illegally detained them. Police sources additionally revealed that blood samples of 19 individuals who have been detained have been taken and 5 white powder sachets recovered from the spot have been despatched to forensic labs for evaluation.

Later, the accused launched after reserving instances below varied sections of NDPS Act and the Metropolis Police Act. The investigation is taken up by the inspector of the Jubilee Hills police station.


The Activity Drive carried out an intensive examine on the pub premises the place they discovered the 5 small packets containing white powder suspected to be cocaine.

The packets have been present in one of many plastic containers used for holding drink straws on the pub supervisor’s counter. The packets have been within the possession of pub supervisor Mahadaram Anil Kumar. The police arrested Anil Kumar (35) and Abhishek  Vuppala (39), companion of the pub. One other accused Arjun Veeramachineni is absconding.

The proprietors of the Pudding and Mink pub allowed solely elite prospects and their visitors to have entry to the pub. With the only real intention of incomes cash, they ran the pub until 4 am.  A cellular app is being maintained by the pub administration utilizing which a code is generated for every buyer and the purchasers can have entry to the pub solely after they enter the offered code on the important entrance, in line with our sources.


Too many misnomers in police listing of detainees

Quite a few discrepancies have been discovered within the listing of names and numbers launched by Banjara Hills police with regard to the presence of 142 individuals on the time of the raid at Radisson Blu’s pub on Saturday evening.

Though actor Nagababu and former member of Parliament Anjan Kumar Yadav went on document to say that their kids have been ‘solely partying’, their names didn’t determine within the listing of detainees.

In the meantime, the identify of the supervisor, Mahadaram Anil Kumar (35), later tagged because the prime accused within the case, was talked about twice within the listing. As have been another names and numbers. One in every of them mentioned that they have been from Udaipur however the phone quantity was unsuitable.


The listing additionally confirmed staffers aged 18 and 20, that are towards the norms. Among the many staffers was the identify of Rahul Sipligunj. Some cellphone numbers within the listing had 11 digits whereas some solely had 9 digits.


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