BENGALURU: The owner of Umrah Developers has been arrested by the CCB police after he entered the office of the Principal Secretary of Revenue Department and allegedly started video recording the bureaucrat without his permission. He also allegedly dragged a woman undersecretary, who tried to stop his video recording.
The accused, Yousuf Sharif alias Imran Sharif (50), is a resident of Miller’s Tank Bund Road in Kaveriappa Extension in Vasanthnagar.
The alleged incident took place around 1 pm on March 26. The accused barged into the chamber of Dr. V. Basavaraju, Principal Secretary of Revenue Department, located on the third floor of M.S. Building.
Yousuf had entered the officer’s chamber without permission and also started video recording without the official’s permission, the police said.
"Department undersecretary Mahalakshmi tried to stop him from video recording the Principal Secretary. But, the accused allegedly dragged her by hand and left the premises. A complaint was registered at the Vidhana Soudha police station and the case was transferred to the CCB. After an initial investigation, the accused was arrested from KGF in Kolar. He has been booked under Sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC," the police said.
The accused is known to visit government offices in connection with his business and create nuisance. As he was involved in several such cases, a rowdy sheet was opened against him at the Halasuru Gate police station in 2015.
"He was booked under various cases in five police stations in the city, including a Pocso case in High Grounds police station, and two other cases in Anekal and Robertson police station in KGF," the police said.