Published On : Wed, May 29th, 2013
Entertainment | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

South Indian Heroine Leena Maria Paul arrested for cheating

South Indian actress, who has acted in Malayalam movies Red Chillies and Husbands in Goa, has been arrested for allegedly cheating a Chennai bank of Rs 19 crore. Paul was arrested early this morning from Khari Farms in south Delhi’s Asola during a joint operation by Delhi Police and Chennai Crime Branch while her male accomplice managed to escape.

Her friend Balaji alias Sekar Reddy introduced himself as the grandson of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, to many. Police sources revealed that Balaji, posing as a close friend of Nikhil Gowda (former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s son), also cheated his landlord in Bangalore of more than Rs 1 crore. He also posed as the son of several ministers, including T R Baalu and Karunakara Reddy, on several occasions.

The couple — owners of a fleet of luxury cars including Rolls Royce Phantom, an Aston Martin, BMW 530 D, Range Rover, Audi A4 and others — managed to dupe several people until one of them was tracked by police.
And when police closed in on Balaji, who managed to evade arrest, Paul was busy shopping for her next party.

She was later arrested from Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj, where she was with six bouncers.