THE owner of ‘OPA Bar and Café’ in Sakinaka has hatched a conspiracy to kill Akela, editor (investigations) of ABI (Akela Bureau of Investigation), in Bengaluru. The owner claims he has already killed a local journalist in Bengaluru who, like Akela, was exposing his misdeeds.
On January 20, 2017, the Sakinaka police station replied to Amit Tiwari that OPA Bar & Café in Peninsula Grand Hotel, Sakinaka junction, Andheri (East), owned by Karunakar Shetty, Satish Shetty and Gaurav Shetty, had no requisite licences, like public programme licence, performance licence, fire brigade NOC and entertainment licence IPRS. Based on the RTI reply, ABI (abinet.org) continued to expose OPA Bar, but it remained operational, not giving two hoots about the BMC, law and order or the Mumbai police department.
After some time, ABI published a second article on OPA Bar’s illegalities. This time one Prashant Sharma threatened Tiwari and told him to anyhow “manage” Akela and stop the news on ABI. Prashant Sharma is the owner of Chandrabhan Sharma College at Hiranandani, Powai. Amit Tiwari was running the canteen in Chandrabhan Sharma College. Prashant Sharma claims he is a partner in Peninsula Grand Hotel, Tunga Hotel and Savoy Hotel owned by Karunakar, Satish and Parbat.
One day Sharma took Amit Tiwari to Peninsula Grand Hotel. Gaurav Shetty and Parbat Shetty were present there. Parbat Shetty is an infamous liaisons man, a “settler” for the Shetty community in the Mumbai police, Mantralaya and BMC. He was an informer for late police inspector Vijay Salaskar. Vijay Salaskar protected him and gave him a lot of fame.
Bengaluru ka Raja
Parbat Shetty told Amit Tiwari in a threatening tone that he was the ‘King of Bengaluru’, that is, ‘Bengaluru Ka Raja’. He said he could do absolutely anything in Bengaluru. He said one a journalist was “harassing” him by publishing all the illegalities in a Bengaluru hotel. A plan was hatched. The journalist was informed that two groups were fighting in the hotel. He rushed to the hotel to shoot the scene live. He parked his car outside the hotel. His pregnant wife and son were sitting in the car. As he entered the hotel, both the groups inside killed him. The local police were managed.
Akela would be killed
Parbat Shetty made it known that he would file a defamation suit against Akela in Bengaluru. When Akela would go to attend court proceedings, his punters would murder him. Nothing would happen to the King of Bengaluru.
“Parbat ne kaha ki woh Akela ke khilaf Bangalore me defamation suit file karega. Jab wo court attend karne aayega to uske punter uska GAME kar denge. Bangalore me uska kuchh bhi nahin bigadne wala, kyonki woh wahan ka raja hai,” said Amit Tiwari.
Parbat further said that there were two hotels of Peninsula group in Dubai. ‘D’ company’s members regularly visit and use all these facilities. He said many reporters, Mumbai policemen, politicians Rajhans Singh, Naseem Khan and Rahul Shewale, and higher authorities’ children visit OPA Bar in Mumbai and are provided all facilities. Akela too can visit the hotel and use all the facilities free of cost.
“Akela jaise reporter, Mumbai police officers, higher authorities ke bachche OPA Bar aur Peninsula Grand me aish karne aate hain. Akela ko bhi aana chahiye. Free facilities milegi, lekin likhna band kar dena chahiye,” Amit Tiwari said about what he was told.
Prashant Sharma also threatened Tiwari that if he failed to stop the news on ABI, he would have to move his canteen out of his college. Even after the threat, ABI published two more articles exposing OPA Bar. An angry Prashant Sharma forcibly evicted the canteen from his college.
“Now I am free. I will expose illegalities in Prashant Sharma’s College and Sakinaka police station too,” said Amit Tiwari.