KOCHI: The Kalamassery police arrested cine actor Vijayakumar on Saturday from his house here on the charge of cheating people after promising to get them visa and passport.
He was remanded to the Aluva sub-jail for 14 days by the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court, Aluva. The police said he allegedly took Rs 3.50 lakh from Louis D'Cruz in 2007, after promising him a U.S. visa. He is also accused of getting a sum of Rs.4.19 lakh from Muraleedharan of Vaduthala for a U.K. visa and passport. He went back on his promise in both the cases and refused to return the money. The cases were registered this year, following which he was arrested from his house on Pipeline Road.
A native of Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram, the police had earlier charged him with complicity in a dacoity case in which Rs. 25 lakh was forcibly taken from a few people at South Kalamassery after throwing chilly powder into their eyes, in 2009.