The police have also found weapons in his house, and the raid is still on.

Bengaluru police find Rs 30 crore old notes in ex-rowdy sheeter Bomb Nagas house
news Friday, April 14, 2017 - 18:52

In the wee hours of Friday, the Bengaluru Police raided the house of former rowdy sheeter and ex-Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike corporator, V Nagaraj alias Bomb Naga. And in there, they found demonetised notes worth Rs 30 crore.

According to Hennur police inspector Srinivas, a man named Umesh had filed a complaint that Bomb Naga had cheated him in a money exchange racket.

“Umesh said that Naga had even abducted him and threatened him with dire consequences if he asked about the money,” Inspector Srinivas said.

Based on this complaint the police raided Bomb Naga’s house. At around 5am, the Hennur police arrived at Bomb Naga’s five-storey home located in Srirampura, a western suburb of Bengaluru.

But it wasn’t easy to get in. The police encountered a fortress and had to call in metal wiring experts to break open the wall-like gates, and break into Bomb Naga’s home.

And when they went in, they were surprised to see the money piled up.

“We have also found lethal weapons and the raid is not yet complete. He conducted his operations from home and has an office space here. The police are still combing through the place,” Inspector Srinivas added.

Bomb Naga is wanted in over 45 cases of attempted murder, extortion, kidnapping and money laundering in Srirampura police station. He managed to escape before the police arrived and is currently believed to be on the run.

“Pravin Kumar, son-in-law of the former Legislative Council Chairman Veeranna Mattikatti is also suspected to be a part of the money exchange racket. Pravin Kumar had taken Bomb Naga’s help to get demonetised notes exchanged. His wife Lakshmi is not cooperating and remains silent,” he said.

Bomb Naga was elected as corporator of the Bangalore Municipal Corporation in 2002 from the Prakashnagar civic ward in Bengaluru West. He had contested as an independent candidate.

He also contested the 2013 state Assembly elections from Gandhinagar as a candidate of the Badavara Shramikara Raitara Congress, but lost to Congress leader Dinesh Gundurao.

Bomb Naga is suspected to have kidnapped a Bengaluru businessman for ransom recently and is also facing criminal charges of laundering unaccounted money.

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