Starlet’s live-in partner brought to city, grilled

Published: 11th July 2013 08:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2013 08:06 AM   |  A+A-


Sukash, a white-collar criminal and live-in-partner of actor Leena Maria Paul who was arrested in Kolkata was brought to the City and remanded to custody on Wednesday.

A special police team rushed to Delhi, where a cheating case against Sukash was heard after his arrest at Kolkata on July 5.

The Delhi Court released him on bail after he deposited Rs3 lakh. Immediately, the police team from Chennai, submitted details of cases pending against Sukash and sought the court’s permission.

He was brought to the City in a train from Delhi on Wednesday morning and grilled at the Central Crime Branch office at the Commissionerate. The accused was produced before a Court in Tambaram, which remanded him to judicial custody. 

Giving his name as Jayakumar, he posed as an IAS officer working as the Social Welfare Secretary in the Karnataka Project Development Board Director and cheated two businessmen, one at Selaiyur and the other at Anna Nagar.  He contacted Balasubramanian, owner of Future Technic Private Limited and convinced him to apply for bank loans to the tune of Rs12 crore.

Sukash sent emails and forged government orders as if Balasubramanian’s firm had been shortlisted to supply 30,000 vending machines worth Rs120 crore, based on which the Canara Bank’s Ambattur branch sanctioned loans for Rs12.7 crore.

A complaint was submitted with the City Police Commissioner on March 19. The bank accounts of Balasubramanian were frozen immediately and Rs 7 crore was retrieved, while the rest was withdrawn by the accused.

Similarly, he contacted Chakravarthi, owner of Skylark Textiles and Private Limited and told the latter that his company was selected to stitch uniforms worth several hundred crore for State employees working in Health, Transport and other Departments and convinced him to pay Rs 72 lakh as deposit for a business deal.

Leena Maria Paul, partner of Sukash, was arrested from a plush farmhouse in Delhi on May 28 and 9 luxury cars, besides 80 luxury watches were seized.

Sukash had conned several persons, posing as a close relative of politicians, including former CM M Karunanidhi. Currently, six cases were pending against Sukash in TN in which two are with Chetpet Police Station, two with CCB, one in Coimbatore, and one at Madurai. A total of 10 cases are pending against him in Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi.

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