More trouble is in store for the office bearers of the South Indian Artistes' Association (SIAA) which includes Nassar, Vishal and Karthi in the form of a Madras High Court order. The three may soon face criminal charges if cognisable offence is made out of allegations of misappropriation of funds against them, reports Times of India.
According to reports, Justice MS Ramesh passed the order based on a petition moved by Varaaki, a member of the association. He sought that an FIR be filed based on his complaint dated October 1, 2016. The Court directed the central crime branch to register an FIR against the office bearers following investigations.
The petitioner reportedly alleged that funds were misappropriated by the actors under the guise of organising 'Star cricket'. The event was meant to raise funds for the association's building. The misappropriation was reportedly found in the the tender for telecast rights of the event.
â€œIn the account statement, double entries were made in the expenses column. Moreover, award of telecast right to Sun Tv was taken even without the general body's approval,â€œ he alleged, according to ToI.
The Association only recently finished fighting a case over the construction of its building in T Nagar. The Court had vacated its earlier order directing the office-bearers to maintain status quo on the construction in July. This was after residents of the area filed a writ petition alleging that the Nadigar Sangam Charitable Trust and the South Indian Artistes Association had encroached upon a 33-foot public road connecting Habibullah Road and Prakasam Street.