Ernakulam City Police Commissioner Manoj Abraham had ordered investigation officers to arrest actor Vijayakumar on Saturday after discharge from the hospital where he was admitted after the suicide attempt. The investigation team had found that Vijayakumar has close links with the pipemoney mafia based in Chennai. He leads the deals in Kerala. Police have also found that his relative Marshal and driver Gijin are the carriers.
Vijyakumar had taken a loan of Rs. 25 lakhs from George, a businessman in Kochi. Later the amount was handed over to his relative Marshal to give back it to George. While Marshal was on the way to give back the money, a group of goondas attacked him and snatched the money bag after spraying chilly powder on his face at south Kalamassery. This was a plot planned by Vijayakumar. When police checked Vijayakumar's cellphone it was found that calls made and received were from the goondas around Aluva and Paravoor involved in the attack. This evidence proved that the robbery was a planned act and Vijayakumar himself had sent four criminal groups to snatch the money.
When the police found out his link with goondas he attempted suicide on Wednesday. Police have also started to enquire in detail about the petitions filed by some persons last year in Ernakulam North police station against Vijayakumar on fraud charges. The investigation team member, Kalamassery SI, C.J. Martin said that Vijayakumar has been engaged in this business for a long period. Police have also got evidence that some of the prominent Malayalam film actors utilised the service of Vijayakumar for their money transaction.