New Delhi: Malayalam actress Leena Maria Paul, who has acted in Malayalam movies Red Chillies and Husbands in Goa, has been arrested along with her friend Balaji alias Sukkesh Chandrasekar, who posed as an IAS officer to get the loan, managed to flee from the spot. In March, Chennai Police had registered a case under sections 420 (cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 406 (breach of trust) against the duo.
Along with Leena, Balaji, a resident of Bangalore, had approached Canara Bank in Chennai seeking a Rs 19 crore loan for a big project. After taking the loan, the couple had fled from the place. They were also accused in a Rs 76-lakh cheating case. Chennai police were on the lookout for the duo for long time.
On March 25, a team of Chennai police led by Inspector Vijaya Kumar and Selva Kumar approached the Delhi police seeking help in tracing out Leena and Balaji. A combined team of officials from Chennai police and Delhi police arrested actress Leena Maria Paul and her friend in New Delhi on Tuesday.
On Monday night, the joint team of police went to the farmhouse in Fatehpurberi in south Delhi, where they had been living for a month. On Tuesday morning, the police tracked a Land Cruiser carrying Chandrasekar and Leena from the farmhouse to the vicinity of Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj. They saw a team of five to six armed bodyguards, who were guarding them. The police surveillance helped nab the duo.
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