Security upped at MLC Revanna's house after threat call

Security upped at MLC Revanna's house after threat call

 Security was beefed up at MLC and former minister H M Revanna's house following a threat call from a person, claiming to be the underworld don Ravi Poojary, demanding ransom.

According to the police, Revanna, a sitting MLC, got a call from a person claiming to be Ravi Poojary and demanded a ransom of Rs 10 crore, failing which his son Anoop's debut movie will not be allowed to hit the theatres.

A senior police officer said,  “The call was made on May 11, when Revanna was is in Belagavi as party observer for the elections to the posts of zilla panchayat president and vice president. He was at the airport waiting for his flight to Bengaluru when the first call was made.

After a few minutes, the person called him again and threatened him with dire consequences if he fails to pay the money.”

“He came to Bengaluru and lodged a complaint in Mahalakshmi Layout police station. He also sought for police protection. The matter was discussed with senior police officers and the case was transferred to Central Crime Branch (CCB). The call details are being analysed and it is being verified from where the call was made,” added the officer.