Tamil film producer Ravindar Chandrasekaran held for investment fraud

He had cheated a businessman of ₹15.83 crore with a business proposal for converting municipal solid waste into energy

September 07, 2023 10:01 pm | Updated September 26, 2023 05:16 pm IST - CHENNAI

Ravindar Chandrasekaran

Ravindar Chandrasekaran | Photo Credit: Instagram / ravindarchandrasekaran

The Entrustment Document Fraud (EDF) Wing-I of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Thursday, September 7, 2023 arrested a film producer for allegedly cheating a businessman of ₹15.83 crore.

The police said Balaji Kapa, of Madav Media Pvt. Ltd., lodged a complaint before the Greater Chennai Police Commissioner stating that in October 2020, Ravindhar Chandrasekaran, 39, of Libra Productions Pvt. Ltd., approached him and proposed a new business for converting municipal solid waste into energy and sought finance assistance. They entered into an investment agreement on September, 17, 2020, and Mr. Kapa paid ₹15.83 crore. After receiving the amount, Ravindhar neither started the energy business nor returned the money.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered, and the EDF started an investigation. During the investigation, it was revealed that Ravindhar had used forged documents to obtain the investment from Mr. Kapa.

Ravindhar was on remanded in judicial custody.

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