Tollywood producer Singanamal Ramesh has been arrested in the wee hours of Friday at Chennai airport by the AP CID police. He has gone underground for the past five months as several cases of financial fraud are pending against him. He was in deep financial muddle after two of his big budget films Pawan Kalyan’s Komaram Puli and Mahesh Babu’s Khaleja flopped at the box office. He tried to get anticipatory bail and failed.
Ramesh isd also reqired for questioning by the crime police with regard to the murder of Maddelacheruvu Suri, who used to stay in his flat before his death. He is said to have links with Bhanu, the alleged killer of Suri and who is now absconding. There are allegations that Ramesh used Bhanu to threaten those to whom he owed money. Police also suspect that Ramesh might be the benami holder of the properties of Bhanu who is known for his illegal settlements of disputes.
Ramesh is being brought to Hyderabad for remand and further questioning.