Renowned Journalist And The Chief Of Q News Teenmar Mallanna was arrested by Chilakalaguda police station on Friday in a late night secret operation on charges of demanding money and threatening to kill a person. He was shifted to Chanchalguda jail on Saturday (today) after Secunderabad court remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.
Astrologer Lakshmikanth Sharma filed a complaint with police stating that Mallanna uploaded fake news on his Q News YouTube channel about his astrology and when he approached him to remove those videos he demanded Rs 30 lakh. Following a complaint from the victim recently, a case of threatening and trying to extort was booked and investigated. Based on further evidence, Ch. Naveen Kumar alias Teenmaar Mallanna was arrested.
However, Mallanna’s arrest exactly a day before his padayatra in Telangana from August 29 to expose the failures of TRS government fuelled allegations that KCR was behind this entire episode in arresting him and block his padayatra in Telangana.