HYDERABAD: In a twist to the robbery case registered at the Banjara Hills police station on Friday, the police are now suspecting the role of a local Congress leader and a detective inspector working in Hyderabad City Police commissionerate.
On Friday, Laxman Agarwal, a businessman from Kothagudem, lodged a compliant that through some mediators, he had come to city to exchange old currency notes worth Rs 30 lakh with new ones on commission basis.
While counting the cash at a house in Film Nagar, the businessman saw a police van nearby tried to run away from the place leaving the cash behind. After returning to the house, he saw the cash missing, the complainant told police.
However, during probe, the police figured out that the sequence of events was different.
The police figured that a local Congress leader Tirumalesh Naidu, who had information about the money deal, informed the same to detective inspector Rajashekar.
The inspector, along with two others, rushed to the place, threatened the businessman and fled with the cash.
“The mediator offered to give 50 pc off on gold for the new notes. The complainant tried to grab the opportunity and went with cash, when the incident happened,” said a police officer.
On Saturday, the Banjara Hills police received another complaint from one Revanth, stating that the Congress leader threatened him and took Rs 25 lakh cash from him.
“We are suspecting the role of the inspector and the Congress leader, but so far nothing has been confirmed. Investigation is still on. Money has to be seized yet,” said Banjara Hills ACP Uday Kumar Reddy.