City businessman assaulted over property sale dealing

An FIR has been registered at Vidyaranyapuram Police Station, Krishnaraja Sub-division, against S Ravishankar and four others for allegedly assaulting, intimidating and threatening a youth over a real estate dealing. The FIR – 0066/2016 – has been registered under IPC 1860 under Sections 341, 143, 147, 504, 323, 506 and 149.

The other accused in the case are Vijayalakshmi Narendran, Dr Sujatha S Rao, Venkatesh and Meghana Narendran. S Ravishankar has been named Accused 1 in the FIR.

The complainant is M U Nagaprasad, a businessman and a resident of Vishweshwaranagar, and he approached the police station on August 2. In his complaint, Nagaprasad has alleged that on 30-03-2016, he had purchased a property (house site) owned by Vijayalakshmi Narendran for Rs 35 lakh.

Later he had sold the same property to a certain Ramesh on 14-07-2016 as he urgently needed money and faced financial difficulties. On 27-07-2016, at around 11 am, when Nagaprasad was at his office, the accused forcibly entered his office and asked him to return the land that was sold to him.

Nagaprasad alleged that all the accused led by S Ravishankar barged into his office and abused and assaulted him and threatened to kill his wife and children if the property was not returned to them. He has alleged that the accused even told him that they would kill him if the land was not returned.

Nagaprasad owns a surgical distributor dealership and the land was willingly sold by Vijayalakshmi as she needed money to fund her higher education in medicine. He said that as he did not have sufficient funds to purchase the property, he had to borrow a loan of Rs 21 lakh from Sriram Housing Finance and the property was registered under his name on 30-03-2016 after he paid Rs 35 lakh.

He has told the police that he sold the property to a certain Ramesh on 14-07-2016 as his financial condition was bad. Nagaprasad alleged that the accused demanded back the property despite telling them that it has already been sold. They demanded to give them the profit he had made out of the sale, he alleged.

Nagaprasad told the police that the accused assaulted him and also taken his signatures on blank cheques and stamp papers. He has complained that some of the followers of the accused entered his house and threatened his wife and children of dire consequences if the property was not returned. He further stated that his Audi car K A 01 MF 3205 has been taken away by the accused.

His complaint also mentions that the accused forcibly took him to a sub-registrar office and made him sign a document that states that he has sold his apartment for Rs 40 lakh where Rs 35 lakh has already been handed over and the remaining Rs 5 lakh would be handed over later.

Nagaprasad has alleged that the accused again entered his office on August 1 and demanded Rs 20 lakh from him. He said that he was bundled out of his office and the keys were taken away by the accused. He has urged the police to take action against the accused and make them return his apartment documents, car and the office keys.

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