CHENNAI: Chennai police on Sunday arrested W Hansraj Saxena, chief executive officer of Sun Pictures, for allegedly cheating a film distributor to the tune of Rs 82.53 lakh. He was held as he came out of the city airport around 7.05 pm after a visit to Hyderabad.
Based on a complaint by the Kanda Films distribution head TS Selvaraj, K K Nagar police swung into action. Saxena has been charged under sections 406 (punishment for cheating), 420 (cheating), 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code.
Saxena was taken to the concerned police station from the airport and later produced before a magistrate who remanded him to police custody.
According to police, RK Reddy films produced the Tamil film ‘Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai’ starring Vishal. The movie was taken over by Sun Pictures.
Selvaraj who has been in the film distribution business submitted before the city police commissioner JK Tripathy, that Sun Pictures failed to give him Rs 82,53,374 lakh for the distribution rights he is owning. When Selvaraj tried to contact Saxena, he allegedly threatened him with dire consequences.
Saxena was named in the FIR registered by police here in 2010 for ransacking the checkers hotel in Saidapet area. However, police didn’t take any further action. While addressing the mediapersons at the his office, city police commissioner Tripathy said the checkers hotel attack case was pending before the court. There had been a buzz across the city for the past few days about Saxena’s imminent arrest.
“As Selvaraj has lodged the complaint against Sun Pictures, after detailed interrogation of Saxena, the other key personnel of the company will also be roped in the FIR,” a senior police officer said.