The city police on Sunday booked a fresh case of criminal intimidation against the businessman who they had arrested on Saturday in connection with a cheating case filed by a Kolkata-based real estate company. The businessman was allegedly intimidating the police inspector who had arrested him.
Police said R Bhavani Shankar (46), of Race Course, was arrested by Saravanampatty police on Saturday in a cheating case registered following a court order. Kolkata-based Emami Reality Company, which entered into an MoU with Shankar and four others to build a shopping mall with funding provided by them, later found that a part of the 5.82-acre plot of land where the mall was to come up was not owned by the accused persons and that they had forged the land documents.
When the accused refused to return the firm’s money, the company had filed a case at a judicial magistrate court and, based on the court’s order, police registered the case. Along with Shankar, police have also booked his wife Aparna, his relative Anjana Vasanth Kumar, and two other persons, Suresh Menda and Raj Kumar Menda, who own a construction company.
When the Crime Inspector Elango, attached to the Saravanampatty police, arrested Bhavani Shankar on Saturday, the accused allegedly abused the police officer and also threatened him. “Bhavani Shankar threatened the inspector of police Elango of killing him,” police said.
Based on a complaint from Inspector Elango, Race Course police registered another case against Bhavani Shankar on Sunday under Section 75(i)(c), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 506(ii) (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code. The arrest warrant in the case would be served to Bhavani Shankar at the Coimbatore Central Prison where he is currently lodged.