Submitting a petition to the City Police Commissioner, a film financier has alleged that SRM University Chancellor TR Pachamuthu’s men had threatened him to withdraw a cheque bounce case he had filed against the latter.
The petitioner has sought police protection.
S. Mukandchand Bothra told The Hindu that he had given Rs. 7 crore to Vendhar Movies’ Madhan for the production of a Tamil film at the request of Pachamuthu.
Madhan gave a cheque for Rs. 1 crore towards repayment, but it had bounced and the remaining amount was yet to be repaid by him.
Bothra filed a criminal case in the Chief Metropolitan Court, Egmore against both of them in connection with the case.
Bothra alleged a few persons close to Pachamuthu recently threatened him with dire consequences if he did not withdraw the case.
Meanwhile, in another complaint, P Daisy Rani, V Seenivasa Rao and V Madhavarao who claimed to be the owners of a land located at Koyambedu, claimed that their property had been encroached upon by SRM Travels founder Ravi Pachamuthu and his men, and that many buses were parked on the land.
They alleged that Ravi and his men had illegally entered the property and encroached it. They too sought police protection and urged the police to initiate action to retrieve the land.