Actor Shamna Kasim was just another prey for the gang which has been extorting money from several small-time film actors and fashion models.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the bid to blackmail Mollywood actor Shamna Kasim on Wednesday arrested two more persons.
According to the commissioner, the investigation into the bid to blackmail Shamna Kasim has almost entered its final stage.
Dharmajan also denied the allegations that the gang offered him crores of rupees if he would take part in gold smuggling.
The incident happened in March this year, a month before the gang started the operation to blackmail Shamna.
It was Rafeeque, already married and father of two, who played the role of the bridegroom of actor Shamna Kasim. However, he operated from behind the screen.
In a complaint, lodged with Kochi City Police Commissioner Vijay Sakhare on Thursday, she said she had been locked up in a hotel room for eight days.
The accused had extorted money and gold ornaments from a serial actor in Kochi and a model hailing from Alappuzha through a similar fraud.
According to the police, the first accused, Rafeeq, with an intention to extort money after blackmailing the actor, got acquainted with Shamna Kasim and her family.
Four people have been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from actor Shamna Kasim.