- Rowdy-sheeter Nagaraj had been absconding
- The police had raided his house on April 14
- He had issued video CD levelling serious charges against IPS officers
Rowdy-sheeter Nagaraj alias Naga who had remained untraceable for over a month now, has finally been nabbed by the City police from Arkot in Vellor district, Chennai on Thursday. In a dramatic chase that was no less filmy, the city cops chased him for five kilometres before intercepting his vehicle and arresting him. The police have also arrested his sons - Gandhi and Shastri along with him.
Acting on tip-off, a special team led by Banaswadi ACP Ravikumar had been trailing Naga. Television reports said that Naga had come out from his hideout to make a phone call when he was chased and arrested by the police. Nagaraj is also a former corporator. Naga had been absconding after the city police raided his house on April 14 at Srirampura. The police had seized demonetised notes worth Rs 14.8 crore stashed in his house.
While the police were cracking their heads to trace him, Naga managed to send his video CD in which he levelled allegations on the IPS officers and some public representatives including BJP MP PC Mohan. In the CD, he had alleged that a IPS officers had allegedly sought his help to convert the demonetised notes but now they were targeting him. He even threatened to die before the Vidhana Soudha if chief minister Siddaramaiah did not initiate any action against a few police officers. In his second CD, he had stated that home minister G Parameshwar was a gentleman and if the latter calls him, he would surrender within 10 minutes.
Following a complaint by a businessman, Umesh that Naga was blackmailing him, the city police had raided his house in April 14. Naga has been accused of money laundering. The police found Rs 14.8 crore worth demonetised notes stashed in his house during the raid. Naga has been on the run ever since.
In fact, Naga's tryst with illegal activities are not new. He earned the infamous title, 'Bomb Naga' for allegedly using country-made bombs at his rivals. A former corporator, Nagaraj alias Naga has also been accused in the murder of BBMP corporator Govindaraj. His name figures in pickpocketing, extortion, assault and robbery cases too. However, Naga approached the court and managed to get an injunction from the court to remove his name from the rowdy sheeter list.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:02 PM IST