The Cyber Crime police on Friday arrested a 31-year-old driver for sending threat text messages to the chief general manager of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) by posing himself as a Maoist of ‘Mehbubnagar Dala Commander’. The accused also demanded Rs 50 lakh from the chief general manager.
He has been identified as Potar Ramesh, 31, driver, native of Islampur village, Tupran Mandal, Medak district. The police said Ramesh sent text messages to the victim posing himself as a Maoist and demanded ransom of Rs 50 lakh.
A few days ago, HMWS&SB chief general manager Ravindranath received text messages from an unknown mobile number demanding the money and threatening to kill if he failed to pay.
The victim approached the police and lodged a complaint. Based on the complaint, the police took up investigation.
During the course of investigation, the police arrested Ramesh, who had worked as car driver for Ravindranath for at least nine years.
Ravindranath sacked Ramesh from his duties recently as he got addicted to bad habits and hired another driver. Ramesh developed grudges against Ravindranath and started harassing him by sending threat text messages.