Several top film producers like Allu Aravind have met the DGP Dinesh Reddy and complained to him about unnecessary harassment based on wild allegations.
After Bhanu Kiran the prime accused in the murder of Rayalaseema factionist Maddelacheruvu Suri was arrested, some film producers including Natti Kumar started making allegations about the gangster’s links with some producers. Police have taken cognisance of the complaints and started investigation, resulting in unnecessary harassment of some of the top producers.Based on the complaints by Natti Kumar, CID officials have already registered cases against few prominent producers and financiers.
It is learnt that besides Allu Aravind, producers K Ashok Kumar and ML Kumar Choudary have also met the DGP and CID additional DG SV Ramana Murty on behalf of the film chambers and expressed their concerns. They have requested the police authorities to check the veracity of complaints before registering cases against members of the film industry.
CID officials have so far registered cases against producers C Kalyan, Singanamala Ramesh and Anjaneya Gupta, based on a complaint lodged by Natti Kumar. Film producers are apprehensive that Natti Kumar is likely to make allegations on others also. In this context the producers have requested the police to book cases only after checking prima facie evidence in the complaint.