During the investigation, Yusuf stabbed himself with a pair of scissors after engaging a verbal argument with CCB officials.
Bengaluru: Yusuf Sharif, the proprietor of Umrah Developers, on Wednesday reportedly stabbed himself with a pair of scissors in the Central Crime Branch headquarters after CCB officials questioned him about land fraud.
According to reports, Yusuf engaged in a verbal rant after which he grabbed a pair of scissors from the table and stabbed himself. After the mishap, the victim was rushed to Victoria Hospital for medical treatment. Yusuf faced a minor stomach injury and was later produced before court, which granted police custody.
Reports further said that Yusuf threatened the police officials saying he would get them suspended and even shut down the CCB.
A case has been registered against Yusuf at Bengaluru's Cottonpet Police Station under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.
In 2011, Yusuf allegedly sold six acres of government land to Indraprastha Shelters Private Limited, a private developer, for Rs 7 crore. He later tried to sell the same area for Rs 3 crore to another developer in January this year. The investigation began after Indraprastha Shelters filed a complaint with the police.
After a complaint was lodged, CCB officials raided Yusuf's residence and office in Richmond Road and recovered documents worth multiple crores relating to properties.
Last Updated 25, Apr 2019, 4:48 PM IST