Police take ex-minister Shankar Rao into custody

The Alwal Police on Thursday took former minister Shankar Rao into custody to question him in connection with the Green Field land scam.

Shankar was taken into custody from his residence at Ram Nagar and shifted to the Neredmet police station.

It may be mentioned that the police have been making efforts to arrest Dr Shankar Rao since October last year after the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the stay on his arrest warrant. However, he went to Shirdi for pilgrimage and then underwent a heart surgery after making a dramatic appearance before the Police Headquarters.

It may be mentioned that the residents of the Green Fields Colony in Kanajiguda village have lodged a complaint that Shankar Rao and his brother Dayanand were trying to illegally occupy 875 plots by creating fake documents showing them to be the owners. Based on a complaint, the Cyberabad police registered a case against him and also issued an arrest warrant.

However, Shankar Rao got a stay on his arrest which was later vacated by the High Court. (INN)