Cities » Chennai

Updated: July 9, 2013 16:11 IST

Sukesh to be brought to city tomorrow

Staff Reporter
Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T  
Sukesh Chandrasekar. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
The Hindu Sukesh Chandrasekar. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Sukesh Chandrasekar (24), boyfriend of actor Leena Maria Paul, is now in the custody of a Chennai police team in New Delhi and will be brought to Chennai by train on Wednesday morning. He is wanted in two cases of cheating in which he is accused of siphoning off over Rs. 19 crore.

Officials of the central crime branch of the city police said Sukesh and Leena conned a Selaiyur-based businessman of Rs. 72 lakh in early 2013.

Posing as an IAS officer and his assistant, the duo offered a fake contract worth crores for catering work uniforms for various departments of the Karnataka government.

Earlier, the duo, along with another couple and a bank manager, obtained Rs. 19 crore as loan from a nationalised bank in Ambattur and fled with the cash. The bank authorities managed to block only Rs. 7 crore.

A joint operation by the bank fraud wing of CCB and Delhi police led to the arrest of Leena on May 28 but Sukesh managed to escape. On Thursday, a Delhi Police team had arrested Sukesh outside a shopping mall in Kolkata following specific information that he was on his way to Siliguri. He was remanded to custody and sent to a Delhi prison.

A CCB team took him into custody after receiving a transit warrant.

He will be remanded in custody here and sent to Puzhal prison.

More In: Chennai | News
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

ChennaiConnect Newsfeed

Get a taste of Sindhi delicacies at Shri Siddhi Vinayak Sweets, which has outlets in Kilpauk and Egmore »

‘A birthday gift for Chennai’s 375th’
The Hindu’s ‘Friends of Chennai’ will mobilise readers to transform the city.

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday: Anna Salai: L.G.N. Road, Mohandoss Lane, part of V.N. Doss Street, Balamuthu... »






Recent Article in Chennai

Deadline for waterways projects in Chennai extended

The deadline for the projects to improve city waterways has been extended again. The Water Resources Department (WRD) had recently sough... »