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Andhra Jyothy is a Telugu daily newspaper published in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. KLN Prasad started the Andhra Jyothi newspaper in 1945. It is edited by K. Srinivas. Vemuri Radhakrishna is its Managing Director. It covers Anantapur, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Kadapa, Guntur, Nellore, Kurnool, Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, and Nalgonda within the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but it is also published in the state of Karnataka at Bangalore, and the state of Tamil Nadu at Chennai.
S. Janardhan, an advocate from Hyderabad filed a petition in Ranga Reddy court seeking action against the misuse of funds by Mr V. Radha krishna, which was collected for the maintenance of Warangal-based conjoined twins Veena and Vani.
The petitioner said that Andhra Jyothy had been collecting funds from citizens which they promised will be used for their maintenance. While the Telangana government came forward for their surgery, Andhra Jyothy took up their maintenance. Till June 2015, nearly Rs 25 lakh were collected for the twins.
“But not even a single rupee was spent on the children and the money was diverted for the personal use of Radhakrishna,” said Mr Janardhan in his complaint. The court directed the Saroornagar police to register a case under Section 406, 420, 403 and 120(b) and submit a detailed report on the incident by November 16.