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More people from film industry to be questioned in Madhan case

Covai Post Network

Chennai: ​More film personalities are to be grilled in connection with the medical seat scam, even as the interrogation of producers T Siva and Balaguru by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police continues for the second consecutive day today.

About 20 other persons, including financiers Ram and Vasu, related to the cinema industry have been issued summons in the case, sources stated. Meanwhile, the two producers have been asked to appear with documents relating to the deals made with Madhan and the various transactions conducted with the cast and crew who worked in their films.

It may be noted that Siva and Balaguru were quizzed on Sunday too, for their alleged involvement in the misappropriation of funds in granting medical seats to students in SRM University, for which Vendhar Movies’ producer Madhan was arrested last week.

Sources said Madhan had confessed to the police that he had given money to various film producers. Based on this, summons were issued to Amma Creations’ T Siva and Balaguru, who have previously worked with Madhan.

Meanwhile, Madhan also continues to be interrogated, with a medical check-up being carried out on him every 48 hours. He is also allowed to meet his advocates every day, it is learnt.

Last Monday saw the arrest of producer S Madhan who went missing six months ago. He had left behind a suicide note claiming that he was going to Varanasi to attain ‘samadhi’, but was found to be camping in various places before finally being traced to Tirupur. In the meantime, a flurry of complaints was registered accusing him of collecting capitation fees for medical seats but reneging on the promise.

Nearly 120 complaints of cheating were filed, with the amount involved totalling Rs. 84.59 crore. It is said that nearly 600 questions were posed to him by the police during interrogation.

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