Veteran music composer Ilaiyaraaja has filed a complaint with the Chennai Commissioner of Police against Sai Prasad who is spearheading the Prasad Studios, Saligramam.
In his complaint, Ilaiyaraaja said: "I have invested a significant amount of money in including that several high-value equipment, musical instruments. handwritten musical notes etc., and installed and used in the recording studio at Prasad Studios over a period and for more than 2 decades. Even after the death of the said Shri L.V. Prasad, and my lawful possession and enjoyment of the said property over the past more than 25 years have continued without any hindrance and issues, and Mr. Ramesh Prasad, the son of Late Shri. L.V. Prasad. recognized the understanding and continued the arrangement without any issues. However later, Mr. Sai Prasad. son of Mr. Ramesh Prasad, after assuming the control of the company Prasad Studios/ Prasad Digital Laboratories. In the first week of September 2019, they have unlawfully threatened to disconnect the electricity. water and other facilitates for my premise, also forcibly entered the premise with some henchmen and started disturbing my peaceful and exclusive possession and enjoyment of the premise threatening me not to use the premise and attempted to dispossess me from the premises".
Ilaiyaraaja also said that he has filed a case against Sai Prasad regarding this issue but his men unlawfully entered into the recording studio now during the pandemic although the original keys are with the music composer.
"I came to know that Sai Prasad through his men has been removing. stealing and damaging many of my belongings and articles worth several crores. Therefore. necessary action to be taken against the miscreants and my belongings to be recovered immediately. I state that though they have prevented my ingress and egress from the studio, my valuable belongings are still lying there. Using the cover of this COVID pandemic, Mr. Sai Prasad and his underlings have started destroying/removing/tampering my musical instruments/notes", said Ilaiyaraaja in his complaint.