I am the brain behind ‘Brand Suri’: Bhanu

Real life seems to mimic reel life. In Mahesh Babustarrer ‘Businessman’, the protagonist spouts a dialogue ‘Surya bhai ante nenu kadhu…It’s a brand’ (Surya bhai doesn’t mean me…). Bhanu Kiran, the prime accused in the factionist Gangula Suryanarayan Reddy alias Maddelacheruvu Suri murder, claims it was just ‘Brand Suri’, but he was the brain behind Suri’s crime empire. Bhanu Kiran was arrested in Zaheerabad on Saturday morning.
Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials said Bhanu used the brand name of the dreaded factionist to make money by indulging in criminal activities, especially settlement of land disputes. “Suri never used to involve directly in any case and instead used to assign the task to his trusted aide, Bhanu. So it used to be Bhanu, who used to plan and execute the offence. Bhanu is known in criminal circles for his good management skills. Since he was a key member of the gang, he used Suri’s name in land settlements without the factionist’s knowledge”.