Leading Telugu anchor and journalist Raghu was kidnapped around 9 am:
Leading Telugu anchor and journalist Raghu has been kidnapped. Raghu, the ‘Tholi Velugu’ news anchor in Hyderabad, was kidnapped around 9 am. Unidentified persons kidnapped Raghu near his residence in Malkajgiri. By some unknown persons, Journalist Raghu was loaded into a jeep which has no number plate on it. Raghu was forcibly taken away with his head covered and his hands tied. Family members are worried about his whereabouts.
As a journalist, Raghu has published several articles on the irregularities of the ruling party in the Gurram Podu tribal lands. It is learned that he has also received threatening calls in the last few days following the airing of articles on illegal registrations of Kokapeta refugee land, the land before IKEA, and IDPL land. According to locals, Raghu was forced into a jeep by thugs shouting “Khabaddaar” in the background. Journalist Raghu, who is the voice of the people, was kidnapped by unidentified persons. It is learned that Raghu was taken in a vehicle without even a number plate near his house in Malkajgiri around 9 am.
The family members said that Raghu had exposed several land grabs and government corruption through the early hours of the morning. The family members of journalist Raghu are in tears after learning of his kidnapping.
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