The father of popular Tollywood actor Naga Shaurya was on Wednesday arrested by the police in Hyderabad in connection to a smuggling case. According to reports, Shaurya's father Shivalinga Prasad was arrested from his farmhouse near Hyderabad.
As he had taken the farmhouse for lease, Prasad was arrested under the grounds of violating lease conditions. However, hours after the arrest, Prasad was granted bail. The Hyderabad police had raided the farmhouse at Manchirevula in Narsingi on October 31 and arrested 30 people including main accused Gutta Suman and former MLA Sriram Bhadraiah for conducting gambling activities.
A case under the Telangana Gaming Act was registered at Narsingi Police Station under the limits of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate and apart from main accused Gutta Suman, the rest of the arrested people were granted bail. During the raids, the police had seized Rs 6.77 lakh in cash, 33 mobile phones, three cars, and 29 gambling sets.
Initially, the police had said that Suman had taken the farmhouse on rent for one day from Shivalinga Prasad, who had taken the property for lease, for film shootings. However, Suman had allegedly organized gambling by inviting several people including an MLA and realtors. Following the raids, the main accused Suman was taken into custody and the police had held intense questioning with him in connection to the matter.
However, Suman was later released on bail and as the probe had continued, the Hyderabad police had on Wednesday arrested Shaurya's father Shivalinga Prasad in connection to the Gambling case as it has happened at the farmhouse that he had taken on lease. The reports say that the police produced Prasad in a court and he had later moved his bail petition, claiming that he has no involvement in the case. After hearing his petition, the magistrate had granted bail to Prasad.