They were taken into custody from Nagarcoil on Friday morning.

Actor Dhanya Mary Varghese and husband in police custody for financial fraud
news Crime Friday, December 16, 2016 - 15:37

Malayalam actor Dhanya Mary Varghese has been reportedly taken into custody by Thiruvananthapuram police over a case of financial fraud.

Along with Dhanya, her husband and actor John Jacob as well as his brother Samson were also taken into custody from Nagarcoil on Friday morning.

The case was against Samson and Sons builders owned by Dhanya’s husband John Jacob and his father Jacob Samson, for allegedly duping people by collecting huge amounts of money on the false promise of building flats.

Reports say that several complaints have been filed against the actors and the building group in different police stations of Thiruvananthapuram alleging that the accused have collected around Rs 100 crore from several customers purportedly for flats which never got constructed.

John Jacob and his brother Samson who are both accused in the case had reportedly been absconding.

Dhanya is the corporate head of the Samson and Sons company. She has been questioned by police at the district police chief’s office.