BALLARI: Police have arrested six people who “demanded” an expensive SUV as gift from Vijaynagar MLA Anand Singh, with one of them claiming to be son of a Central Minister. Following a complaint lodged by Singh, police arrested Raj Vir Bahadur alias Robin and five of his associates.
According to Singh, the man approached him saying he is “son of Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju”, borrowed his Range Rover SUV and toured Hampi.He is said to have demanded that Singh gift him the SUV after he returned from Hampi and the BJP legislator grew suspicious.
Interestingly, the same man had met Sindhanur MLA Hampanagouda Bhardali and introduced himself as son of the Dy CM of AP, said sources.
He had visited Sindhanur on the pretext of purchasing land and expressed his desire to visit Hampi and asked him to arrange his tour. Bhardali called up Singh’s nephew and told him that “son of AP deputy chief minister” is visiting Hospet.The man along with five boys from Sindhanur are now in police custody.
Stranger abuses, threatens MLA
Mysuru: An unidentified man has been booked for abusing K R Nagar MLA Sa Ra Mahesh here. Avinash, who works at Mahesh’s house, said a man who claimed to be from Ankanahalli in K R Nagar taluk, came asking for Mahesh on October 17. When Avinash replied in negative, he hurled abuses at the MLA. He then went to the MLA’s office nearby only to rain abuses on the MLA.