An audio conversation between TRS MLA from Nakrekal, Vemula Veeresham, threatening a co-operative bank CEO has gone viral. In the audio, the MLA threatens the CEO of getting him arrested under charges of bribery for delaying the clearance of his file.
Although, the date of the conversation couldn’t be ascertained. The incident came to light on Sunday. Sakshi TV reported, that the legislator calls the official on behalf of a local politician who has asked for a loan.
In the audio clip which is now doing the rounds on social media and has been aired on TV, the legislator asks the banker want happened to the progress of his file, to which the CEO of District Cooperative Central Bank (DCCB) Nalgonda, Mohan Rao, replies that it needs the authorization from the Chairman. However, the MLA loses his cool and abuses the official, and further goes on to threaten him of arrested on charges of bribery.
The conversation begins with a local politician who identifies himself as Narketpalli MPP, and tells the CEO that the MLA would speak to him. The MLA then questions the official of why didn’t his still didn’t get a clearance despite the official’s assurance.
The MLA then asks the file number, for which the official says that the file doesn’t have a number. When Mohan Rao says that the file needs the signature of the bank chairman for clearing his file, the MLA warns him not to take the chairman’s name. He says that according to the banking procedure there is no need for the chairman’s signature on the file and it is the CEO who has to take a final decision.
The MLA warns Rao that if the work is not done within the stipulated time, a bribery case would be filed against him. The official, responds that the file had been kept on the table of the chairman as per procedure.
“If you want money tell me. I will give you,” the MLA tells the CEO. However, the CEO refuses the money.
Continuing his threats in during the course of the conversation, the MLA says, “You have come from Andhra. Why can’t you be put in jail for not following rules? Should I lodge a complaint against you with the bank authorities and the Chief Minister that you have demanded Rs 10 lakh to clear the file?”
The phone call ends with the MLA threatening that it would take him less than half an hour to travel and catch up with him.