The Hyderabad police on Saturday registered a case against former MP Nama Nageswara Rao on a complaint by a woman that he tried to make her private pictures public.
The complainant alleged that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader, who is also an industrialist, threatened her for questioning his affair with a former Karnataka legislator.
A case under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code was booked against the former MP and his brother Seetaiah at Jubilee Hills police station in Hyderabad.
The police registered the case on the directions of a city court. A police officer said they were seeking legal opinion and will proceed after examining the complaint.
The woman also released video and telephonic conversation purported to be between her and Nageswara Rao, to television channels.
Hailing from Khammam district of Telangana, Nageswara Rao was one of the richest members in the previous Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, Nageswara Rao has filed a counter complaint with the Jubilee Hills police stating that he does not know the woman and that she was blackmailing him.
The woman claimed in her complaint that she knew Rao since 2013 and he used to visit her house often. She came to know that he was cheating a former member of the Karnataka Legislative Council by promising to marry her.
The complainant said when she started questioning him a few months ago, he threatened to make her private pictures public.
The woman claimed that she spoke to the former Karnataka legislator, who informed her that she had moved a court in Delhi seeking justice.