It was in the early hours that the first distress call was made on Disha App by the woman in her 40s and as soon as the Disha control center received an SOS alert at 4:20 am on Tuesday morning, the call was tracked and Eluru III town police station was notified.
After receiving the call police rushed to the spot and stopped the plying of APSRTC Garuda bus at Kalaparru Tollgate, the bus was going from Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada. The 43-year-old professor identified as K Basavaiah was taken into custody by the Elluru police. The woman is a government official, was petrified with the misbehavior done at the bus by the accused, took no time but used the Disha app to alert the police for her securing her safety first.
The accused will be produced in the court as a case was booked under section 354 of IPC for misbehaving with a woman.