Naga Shaurya's father Shivalinga Prasad arrested at his farmhouse near Hyderabad in a gambling case
Tollywood actor Naga Shaurya's father Shivalinga Prasad was arrested by the police on Wednesday at his farmhouse near Hyderabad in a gambling-related case.
An IANS report suggests that the police raised a farmhouse, which was seemingly owned by Shivalinga Prasad on lease from its owner, at Manchirevula in Narsingi on October 31. In a shocking turn of events, the officials have arrested 30 people including former MLA Sriram Bhadraiah for gambling and alleged violation of lease conditions.
Shivalinga Prasad was produced in a court which also witnessed hearings for his bail petition.
A case under Telangana Gaming Act was registered at Narsingi Police Station under the limits of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. Barring main accused Gutta Suman Kumar, all others were later released on bail.
Initially, the police had stated that Suman took the farmhouse on rent for one day from Prasad who had taken the property on lease for film shootings.
Suman, however, organised gambling by inviting several people including a MLA and some realtors. Police seized Rs 6.77 lakh in cash, 33 mobile phones, three cars and 29 gambling sets.
The officials grilled Suman, who was allegedly involved in a few cases in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Vijayawada, and was released on bail on Monday.
Work-wise, Naga Shaurya, who was last seen in debutante director Lakshmi Sowjanya's Varudu Kaavalenu opposite Ritu Varma, will be next seen in a rom-com, directed by Anish Krishna and co-stars Shirley Setia.
Apart from that, he recently wrapped up the shoot for his sports drama Lakshya, which is said to be India's first film based on the sport of ancient archery. The film is directed by Dheerendra Santhossh Jagarlapudi and the film also stars actress Ketika Sharma.
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