Hyderabad, Oct 7 (UNI) A 57-year-old man, who allegedly had links with a Naxal belonging to the Janashakti outfit and extorted Rs ten lakh from a house owner, died at the Gandhi Hospital here today after police went to his house for questioning him in connection with a property dispute.
A police press note said on credible information that he had provided shelter to Janashakthi naxals. The Commissioner's Task Force went to Ganesh's house where he allegedly misbehaved, it added.
Suddenly, he rushed to the adjacent room and started banging his forehead to the floor.
He threatened to injure himself if the police did not leave.
Other family members also came in his support and abused the police.
Following this, the task force advised the family members to bring him to their office for questioning and returned.
Subsequently, the family members shifted Ganesh to Hospital, where he was declared dead. He reportedly had a history of heart attacks.
Following a complaint from Ganesh's son Sri Raju, a case was registered at Mahankali Police Station. The body has been sent for postmortem.
The dispute related to purchase of property by Arvind Srimal and his wife Sumita Srimal from a General Power of Attorney holder M P Gandhi in 2005.
Gandhi's partners Ganesh, C S Kabra and Harish Jain disputed the sale claiming the GPA given to Gandhi was cancelled in 1995.
Ganesh and Sri Raju allegedly threatened Arvind Srimal and extorted Rs ten lakh. Using a Janashakthi naxal, they threatened him into out-of-court settlement.
The Naxal had been arrested in March this year when he came to Hyderabad to kidnap Arvind Srimal at the instance of Ganesh.
One 8 mm country made fire arm, a .12 bore country firearm and ten live rounds, two cell phones and SIM cards were recovered from his possession.
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