BENGALURU: Ex-corporator and rowdy-sheeter Nagaraj, who was arrested recently from Tamil Nadu after dodging cops for almost a month, was planning to contest the next MLA elections. He has confessed to his involvement in converting demonetised currency notes. Nagaraj said he converted around Rs 50 crore post demonetisation, claim police.
Also, he had collected money from businessmen, and not politicians and policemen as claimed by him earlier, said police.
“Nagaraj is not co-operating. He is expressing anger over police for spoiling his political career,” said police sources.
Case against Nagaraj’s ex-advocate
K R Puram ACP Ravi Kumar who is investigating the case has also registered a case against Nagaraj’s former advocate Sriram Reddy. According to the complaint, Sriram Reddy had approached him with conditions for Nagaraj to surrender. He later threatened Ravi Kumar that he would make his life miserable through false allegations if he did not comply to the conditions. A case of obstructing and intimidating government official on duty has been registered.
Lethal weapons found at his house
Baseball bats, machetes and other lethal weapons were seized by police during their raid at his house on Wednesday.