The actor and his wife were allegedly forcibly taken to Ooty by seven people to force him to transfer his property in return for a Rs 90 lakh loan.

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news Controversy Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:02

‘Power Star’ Srinivasan seems to be embroiled in a financial controversy, and has alleged that he and his wife were abducted by men who came to collect a Rs 90 lakh loan from him.

On Monday, Srinivasan filed a complaint with the Koyambedu Police Station in Chennai, claiming that seven men had forcibly taken him to Ooty at the behest of a man named Aalam, whom he had borrowed money from. Srinivasan had promised to transfer a property in Ooty to Aalam since he couldn’t return the money. The men then forced Srinivasan’s wife Julie to come to Ooty as well, he alleged, and while they let him go, they refused to let Julie free, he said in his complaint.

Just last week, Julie had filed a complaint that Srinivasan has been abducted. The timeline of events is unclear; however, Srinivasan claimed that while he was visiting a PRO named Prethi on December 5 to discuss an acting opportunity, seven people from Bengaluru had come asking him to repay Rs 90 lakh. On December 6, he was forcibly taken to Ooty, he said. While his wife filed a complaint on December 7, Srinivasan filed a complaint on December 10.

A team of officials from Chennai traveled to Ooty to bring back Julie and the men who had held them captive on Monday. An official from Koyambedu Police Station confirmed that investigations are currently on to understand the motive behind the alleged adduction. The alleged abductors are being questioned right now.

‘Power Star’ as he’s popularly known, Srinivasan was seen in films like Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya and Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham. In 2017, Srinivasan was arrested over charges of duping a New Delhi-based businessman. The actor had allegedly cheated the man of Rs 10 crore after promising to get him a Rs 1,000 crore loan. A cheating case had been registered against him in 2010, based on the complaint Delhi resident, Dileep Pathani.

Srinivasan had previously been arrested in 2013 and lodged in Tihar jail for two months. He was allowed to leave on bail after he promised to settle the pending dues within a stipulated time. However, he did not meet this promise and was arrested in March 2017.

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