The case in which a Vikram Investments Chairman Panyam Vikram Deva Reddy has been sued by Vinod Yaddula for alleged forgery and theft of cheques by renowned Businessman Vinod Yaddula comes up in the Magistrate court on Tuesday, 28 January 2019.
In a dramatic turn of events, Reddy, the Vikram sued Yaddula, the former Vikram Investments Director for allegedly, stealing USD 200,000 and the case is set for trial on the same day, 28th January in the same court.
Yaddula pleaded not guilty when the matter came up for mention denied.
Both cases are court 3 of the Magistrate Court presided by Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale
When summons were served to him last year, Reddy, posing as an influential property buyer reacted angrily, telling the plaintiff- Yaddula to go to ‘hell’ or serve the judicial documents into his ‘ass’ in a WhatsApp group intercepted by Tumfweko Media.
Reddy further resorted to sending obscenities in pictorial and word form, protesting that he would use court documents handed to him by the Zambian courts of law to wipe his (Reddy’) penis after enjoying his conjugal rights.
Reddy was scheduled to appear at the respected Magistrate court on 24th December 2019 but chose to urinate on the judiciary.
The court, therefore, set Tuesday, 28th January 2020 as a new date on which to here the case.
In this case, Yaddula is represented by Senior Counsel, Mulambo Haimbe.
Accordingly, In a CRMP /109314 Court Summon dated Sunday 9th December 2019, in the Subordinate Court of Zambia of the First Class for the Lusaka District Holden at Lusaka (Criminal Jurisdiction) between Srisai Chaithrika Mining Limited as Complainant and Kalikiri Poornakumar and Panyam Vikram Deva Reddy both of Lusaka as 1st and 2nd defendants respectively.
In Court Summons to the accused Kalikiri Poornakumar and Panyam Vikram Deva Reddy both of Lusaka as 1st and 2nd defendants respectively, all were required to be present in court to answer a complaint of three counts of theft, receiving stolen property and forgery contrary to Sections 272, 318, 342, 344 (a), and 347 of the Penal Code Act (PCA), Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In Count 1, the 1st Accused is accused of ‘Theft’ contrary to Sections 272 of the Penal Code Act of the Laws of Zambia, when you, KALIKIRI POORNAKUMAR, on dates unknown but between 30th March 2019 and 15th April 2019, in the Chibombo District of the Central Province Republic of Zambia stole the sum of K57, 650, gold minerals, and United Bank of Africa (UBA) Limited pre-signed cheques Nos 00030 to 000037 and 000011 to 000015, the property of from the said SRISAI CHAITHRIKA MINING LIMITED.
In Count 2, the 2nd Accused is alleged of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY contrary to Sections 318 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia, when you PANYAM VIKRAM DEVA REDDY, jointly and whilst acting together with KALIKIRI POORNAKUMAR on dates unknown but between 30th December 2018 and 17th May 2019, did receive a United Bank of Africa (UBA) Limited pre-signed cheque Nos 00030, from KALIKIRI POORNAKUMAR, the property of SRISAI CHAITHRIKA MINING LIMITED.
IN Count 3, FORGERY, contrary to Sections 342, 344 (a), and 347 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, when you PANYAM VIKRAM DEVA REDDY, jointly and whilst acting together with KALIKIRI POORNAKUMAR on dates unknown but between 30th December 2018 and 17th May 2019, forged a United Bank of Africa Limited (UBA) pre-signed cheques Nos 00030, purporting to be a cheque, endorsed by SRISAI CHAITHRIKA MINING LIMITED.
The duo was commanded in the name of the President to appear in person before the Subordinate Court of the First Class of Lusaka on the 24th day of December 2019 at 08:30 hours.
Since the accused were not in court on Monday 24th December 2019, the Lusaka Subordinate Court has since asked VINOD YADDULA, through the plaintiffs’ lawyer to serve fresh documents on the defendants so that he does not make lack of such notification as a justifiable alibi (reason or explanation), not to appear on Tuesday 28th January 2020, set as a new date, to hear the matter at hand.