The Jubilee Hills police on Wednesday arrested Tollywood producer-turned-politician Bandla Ganesh for allegedly threatening financer and producer Potluri V Prasad at the latter’s residence in Hyderabad earlier this month.
The police had already filed a case against Bandla Ganesh under sections 420 (cheating), 448 (house trespass) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC. He had been absconding since the incident.
According to reports, Ganesh was shifted to the office of Banjara Hills assistant commissioner of police for questioning. He had already been facing several other cases in the past.
In the first week of October, Ganesh’s followers allegedly came to the residence of PVP and threatened him. Subsequently, Prasad approached the police and filed a complaint against Ganesh.
In response, Ganesh approached the Banjara Hills and filed a counter complaint alleging Prasad has been threatening to abduct him for the past 10 days.
Seeking security from police, he said that Prasad should be held responsible if anything were to happen to him or his family members.
According to Prasad, Ganesh owes him Rs 7 crore. Ganesh had borrowed Rs 34 crore from Prasad to make “Temper”, which released in 2015. However, Ganesh claims that though he had paid the full amount, Prasad was demanding interest.
Prasad, however, argued that Ganesh had borrowed money from us in 2013 for the film Temper.
“On the day of release of the film, he paid Rs 7 crore less to us. And for the past five years, he has been avoiding us,” he said.