Bengaluru: Alleging mental torture by KPCC working president Dinesh Gundurao, Minister for Bengaluru Development K.J. George and several police officers, former BBMP corporator and rowdy V. Nagaraj alias Bomb Naga tried to consume poison, while addressing the media here on Friday.
Nagaraj was rushed to St. Martha's Hospital, where he is now said to be out of danger.
On Friday afternoon, Nagaraj had come prepared to the Press Club, and as he started addressing the media, he placed the bottle on the table.
Nagaraj alleged that Dinesh Gundurao, George and others were making life difficult for him and were trying different tricks to stop him from contesting the election from the Gandhinagar constituency.
He claimed that he is a winning candidate and Gundurao, George and others are stopping him by foisting false cases against him. He alleged that they are also threatening him that they would use the police against him.
After he finished his list of charges, he sipped a few drops of poison, and his followers and journalists who were at the press meet rushed to stop him.
In his 'death note', Nagaraj alleged that Dinesh Gundurao, scared of losing the Gandhinagar seat, has filed nine false cases against him and through the police opened rowdy sheets against his two sons, Gandhi and Shastri, who are students.
He said, "There is a gang of 80 people, including 50 policemen, who are troubling me and my family. I was planning to hold a press conference soon after my release on bail in September last year, but the police and politicians threatened me. Since the day I was released, they are mentally torturing me and my family members. They are speaking to me over phone every day and threatening me to leave Karnakaka and settle down in Tamil Nadu. They are also pressuring me to sell my property at 20 per cent of the market value. They have also threatened me that they will book me and my sons under KCOCA and Goonda Act, if I reveal to anyone about false cases foisted against me and my sons," he alleged.
In his list of 80 people who were targeting him, he has named Gundurao, his wife Tabu, K.J. George, IGP Hemant Nimbalkar, his wife Anjali Nimbalkar, DCP (West) Ajay Hilori, around 45 policemen, including ACPs and police inspectors, and others. The police raided Nagaraj's house in April 2017 and seized Rs 14.80 crore in demonetised currency. Nagaraj who was evading arrest had released a video, levelling serious allegations against the police department. He had claimed that the money found at his house belonged to IPS officers and the chief minister's special PA.