Ranga Reddy district police on Thursday filed a case under SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act against film producer-actor Bandla Ganesh and his brother Shiva Babu for abusing a Dalit couple in a land dispute.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Surender, Bandla Ganesh entered into an agreement with one Dr Dilip Chandra of Shadnagar town for purchase of lands and poultry farms on the outskirts of Boorgula village of Farookhnagar mandal.
As per the agreement, Bandla Ganesh was supposed to pay certain amount as advance to Dr Dileep, so that the latter could clear all his bank loans taken by him by mortgaging the properties, so that they could be registered in the name of Bandla Ganesh.
However, the producer could not pay the advance amount on time, as a result of which the bank authorities seized the properties and the house of Dr Dileep Chandra.
Subsequently, Dr Dileep got the properties registered in the name of Ganesh through bank authorities. However, Ganesh did not pay the balance amount to Dr Dileep.
When he, along with his wife Krishna Veni (who is also the local municipal councillor) went to the poultry farm of Bandla Ganesh, the latter abused them and refused to pay the amount. Bandla Ganesh’s brother Shiva Babu also abused them referring to their caste.
Based on the complaint given by councillor Krishna Veni, the police booked a case against Bandla Ganesh and his brother, the ACP said.