The Kerala Crime Branch is all set to summon actor Amala Paul yet again in connection with forging documents and faking address to register her luxury vehicle in Pondicherry to evade tax. A report was submitted by the Crime Branch on Friday to the government counsel on the case.
The actor was summoned earlier once by the Crime Branch but failed to appear before the body citing packed shooting schedules. The actor had also filed an appeal for an anticipatory bail regarding the same.
A crime branch officer said, “The statements given by Amala and that of the owner of the house in Pudhucherry, under which address she had registered her vehicle, were found to be contradictory. Amala had given a statement she had taken the ground floor of the building on rent. However, the house owner said he had rented out the top floor of the building to the actor. So, it is a clear case of fraud and hence, we will interrogate her,” reports Express.
The government counsel has also decided to ask the High Court not to grant bail to the actor as she is found guilty in the preliminary investigation, added the report.
The case against the actor for the alleged tax evasion for her luxury car was registered by Thiruvananthapuram unit of the crime branch on the basis of the complaint filed by the transport commissionerate.
Amala Paul had bought her S class Benz worth Rs 1.12 cr on August 4. The vehicle was registered in Puducherry, for which Amala had paid only Rs 1.75 lakh as tax, saving nearly Rs 20 lakh. The address given by Amala Paul is currently occupied by an engineering student, who was unaware that a vehicle was registered under his name.
Earlier actor Fahadh Faasil and actor turned MP Suresh Gopi was also summoned by the Crime Branch in connection with tax evasion.