Cheating case: Former TV9 CEO appears before Cyberabad police

Hyderabad: In connection with the cheating and forgery case registered against him, Former CEO of TV9 channel Ravi Prakash yesterday appeared before the Cyberabad police for questioning.

The case was registered on 9 May based on a complaint by P Kaushik Rao, Director of Alanda Media and Entertainments Pvt Ltd, who is one of the stake owners.

Alanda Media and Entertainment had bought majority stake in ABCL last year, but there were differences between them and the CEO. Kaushik Rao alleged that the CEO created fake documents and was trying to prevent the new management of the company from taking over the operations.

Police had last month moved the Bureau of Immigration seeking issue of a look-out circular against Ravi Prakash.

Ravi Prakash, in a video message, denied that he had run away and that false cases were filed against him. ABCL runs the bouquet of channels and actor Shivaji is said to be in possession of some shares of the company.

A case was registered under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Forged document) and 472 (making or possessing counterfeit seal), among others including some under IT Acts against the CEO and the actor.

NT Bureau