PATHANAMTHITTA:Former Kottayam DCC general secretary and chairman of Apple Tree Chits Ltd K J James was arrested in connection with a cheating case by the Aranmula police at Changanassery on Monday. K J James (60)of Kanjiramuttathu in Changanassery, was taken into custody by Aranmula police led by SI Aswin Karanma, for questioning in connection with Rs 36 crore cheating case.
James was taken in a private vehicle to Aranmula police station for questioning.
The police, after questioning, arrested James on charges of cheating and running a chit company without proper sanction from the Government authorities. James was remanded to judicial custody by the chief judicial magistrate II here. The Aranmula police had arrested managing director of Apple Chit Sankar G Das from Kottayam last week. The police are on the lookout for company executive director Binukumar and Kozhenchery branch manager Abraham Mathew.
Lensmen and scribes assaulted:
A 40-member goonda gang, led by Ameer alias Mangandi, attacked cameramen and journalists who gathered at Aranmula police station in connection with the news coverage. The members of the public, who were waiting outside the station, chased the goonda gang members and caught Ameer. The people handed over the goonda leader to the police, who registered a case against them.