Officials Raid Office Of Q News Yoube Channel
The Hyderabad police on Tuesday evening raided the office of Q News, which was located in Medipally, Malkajgiri district, and seized hard disk, laptops, and the mobile phone of journalists Chintapandu Naveen Kumar, who is popularly known as Teenmaar Mallanna, his on-screen character.
He is a vocal critic of CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, and Q News is an independent YouTube channel, which runs by him. He has been booked under sections 67 IT Act, 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), and 417 (Punishment for cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.
His office was raided following a complaint by a former female employee of the same organization. On Sunday, Mallanna on his daily show ‘Morning News’, made expose on Chiluka Praveen, another former employee, removed from Q News following allegations of cheating. As part of this expose, Mallanna stated that Praveen was promiscuous by sharing images of him with the complainant; although the images were blurred to keep the identity discreet.
Further, Mallanna had boasted that he had inspection over his staff to prevent any mistake. Based on the complaint of the woman, the police raided the office and seized all digital devices for further investigation. The complainant who approached on Monday, said, “While making allegations against Chiluka Praveen, Mallanna shared some images and videos and some of the pics featured me. Following this, many people started calling me saying that my pics were circulated. Chiluka Praveen and I are just colleagues and friends. The photos which we took together were represented as if we were doing something illegal. While telecasting the pics he used words like ‘lodge’ to defame me and this act has breached my privacy and brought shame to me."
The police in their FIR claimed that Mallanna, along with his brother Venkatesh, who is a software engineer, and other techies, designed illegal mobile apps and using them to collect personal data of people for blackmailing.
Opposing the raids against Q News and the harassment, BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay said, “The case against Teenmaar Mallanna is outrageous. With this case, it is now clear that the KCR government is stifling voices that are questioning the management.
The police raid under the direction of KCR was done to erase the evidence collected against the leaders of TRS and family members of KCR's.”
— BJP Telangana (@BJP4Telangana) August 4, 2021
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