- Police raid former rowdy sheeter Naga alias V Nagaraj’s house
- He has been accused of kidnapping, extortion and money laundering
- He is learnt to have escaped in the bylanes of Srirampura
The whole action unravelled on television as mediapersons too accompanied the police. However, it was not easy for the police when they reached Naga's house as he had locked himself up in his house.
The police had to break open the house to gain entry into his house. Yet, Naga did not come out. The police have found the terrace door open and it is speculated that he might have escaped.
Naga is accused of kidnapping and demanding a ransom of Rs 50 lakh. He is also accused of money laundering, especially of demonetised notes. Over 40 police raided his house led by ACP Badiger and inspector Srinivas.
It is learnt that the police have found demonetised notes worth crores of rupees that were tucked inside a box-type cot.
When police questioned Naga's wife Lakshmi Nagaraj about her husband's whereabouts, she replied in a rude manner. She is learnt to have told the police "If you want, search him. I do not know anything." Police are searching for Naga in the bylanes of Srirampura.
Infamuosly known as 'Bomb Naga', Nagaraj had unsuccessfully contested Assembly elections from Gandhinagar thrice. He was also the corporator from Prakashnagar ward betwen 2001 and 2005.
Claiming that he was a social worker and had no criminal past, Naga had approached court to clear his name from the rowdy sheeters’ list. He fought a legal battle to ensure police removed his name from rowdysheeters' list and also not to prefix 'bomb' before his name.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:41 PM IST