Two women from Visakhapatnam filed a police complaint on Friday, accusing TDP MLA P Govinda Satyanarayana of harassing them and trying to grab a piece of their land.
The woman, identified as Sheikh Adambi, along with her daughter, submitted a representation to city Police Commissioner T Yoganand, alleging that they were being threatened by the Anakapalle legislator.
The New Indian Express reported that Adambi runs a small business at Pendurthi Junction, and took a loan of Rs 2 lakh from a local financier, Ramana, in 2015.
â€œI had signed an agreement while taking loan, but financier has forged documents and now is trying to grab my house and a small plot in survey no. 234/5B. We were threatened that we would be killed and the land would be grabbed by the MLA," Adambi was quoted as saying.
Reports also add that Adambi continued to be under debt, and could not repay the entire amount due to demonetisation last year.
"Financially, I was in such a bad shape that I was even ready to sell off my house. I urged the financier to settle the matter for Rs 5 lakh. He had taken my signatures on a blank sheet with Rs 100 stamp, while lending me the money. Now he is trying to take the possession of my house," she claimed.
In her complaint, Adambi also alleged that the MLA's aides had picked her up along with her daughter, and confined them in the legislator's house, where they were beaten, threatened and abused by some unidentified men.
The Commissioner said that an investigation had been launched into the matter.
This also comes against the backdrop of a land scam that has been kicking up a storm in the district.
The scam deals with allegations of encroachments on more than 1,000 acres of land in Madhurawada and Kommadi in Visakhapatnam, and tampering of records, with more than 100 complaints from across the district.
On June 11, days after the scam came to light, the state had formed an SIT consisting of Police, Revenue and Law Department officials.
However, this has not satisfied the Opposition parties, who are demanding a CBI probe into the scam.