Tamil Nadu

Actor Santhanam, builder booked for attacking each other



It occurred during a verbal duel over the delay in construction of a wedding hall for the actor.

Cases have been filed against actor Santhanam and Shanmugasundram, a builder, by the Valasaravakkam police in Chennai for attacking each other during a verbal duel over the delay in the construction of a wedding hall.

Police said that Mr. Santhanam gave a huge amount to Mr. Shanmugasundaram as advance for the wedding hall construction near Kundrathur. The project was delayed by the builder. At one of point of time, the project was stopped. Infuriated, the actor questioned the builder and demanded repayment of the money. As the builder did not oblige, both had been at loggerheads for some time.

Mr. Shanmugasundaram and Prem Anand, a BJP functionary, invited Mr. Santhanam and his manager, Ramesh, on Monday evening to the former’s office in Virugambakkam. A verbal duel turned into a fight. The police said Mr. Shanumugasundaram hit Mr. Santhanam with a flower vase. In retaliation, Mr. Santhanam and Mr. Ramesh attacked the other two, injuring Mr. Prem Anand in the process.

Both sides lodged complaints with the Valasaravakkam police, who registered cases against both.

Mr. Santhanam has moved the Madras High Court seeking advance bail in the case.


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