Hyderabad: A man and his father, who were on
run for the past few days for allegedly cheating and harassing
three women, were arrested by Visakhapatnam police.
A special police team arrested V B Rambabu (74), owner of
a cinema theatre and his son Jagadish Kumar (47) in Chennai
yesterday and brought them to Visakhapatnam this morning, a
senior police official said.
"The duo were arrested at Chennai and produced before
a magistrate in Visakhapatnam today who sent them to judicial
remand till March 4," Visakhapatnam Commissioner of Police
said over phone.
In the complaint lodged in II-town police station in
Visakhapatnam city, the women alleged that Jagdish cheated
them after marrying all the three of them and used to harass
along with his father.
Rambabu and Jagadish who were at large were planning to
take shelter in Bangalore, an investigating official said
adding following complaints by three women, the duo were
booked for cheating and harassing women while Jagadish was
also charged for rape, intimidation and wrongful confinement.
Further investigations are on, police added.
Earlier, AP Mahila Samakhya activists held a sit-in
Visakhapatnam demanding action against Jagadish and Rambabu
and seizure of their assets and alleged that Jagdish had
married seven women.