Hyderabad: The Criminal Investigation Court in Nampally on Monday remanded film producer Singanamala Ramesh to Crime Investigation Department custody till July 11 in connection with cheating and on charges of threatening a film financier Jayanth Reddy.
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) had earlier produced Singanamala Ramesh before the Court which remanded him to CID custody to complete the probe.
Singanamala Ramaesh was arrested on charges of threatening Jayanth Reddy, who had complained to police in February this year that Ramesh along with Bhanu Kiran, threatened to kill him in 2008, after he demanded back his Rs 7.2 crore.
Bhanu Kiran is the prime accused in the murder of gangster Maddhelacheruvu Suri.
The financier came forward to lodge a complaint after police started looking for Bhanu in connection with Suri’s killing.
With the arrest of Ramesh, the police hopes to make progress in the investigations into Suri’s killing.
Suri, a politician-turned-gangster from Anantapur district, was gunned down by his close aide Bhanu in Hyderabad Jan 3.
Ramesh is also facing charges of cheating proprietor of Shalimar Videos over the video rights of a film Komaram Puli.
The CID police are focusing on Singanamala Ramesh relations with Bhanu Kiran, who was absconding from police after killing Maddelacheruvu Suri.
Besides the call records, the CID sleuths are also checking Ramesh’s e-mail to see if he and Bhanu exchanged mails.
During his interrogation, Ramesh told the officials that he went underground fearing arrest in connection with several cheque bounce cases.(INN)