Erode: In a first such case in Tamil Nadu, well known Tamil actors Sarathkumar and Sathyaraj, both brand ambassadors of Susi Emu Farms in Perundurai which had allegedly defaulted in settling the dues of depositors, were on Tuesday booked on charges of “criminal conspiracy.”
The film stars had appeared in advertisements endorsing the fancy schemes of the firm which has now been accused of defaulting several crore rupees due to thousands of depositors from various parts of the State. Sarathkumar is also a sitting MLA representing his All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi.
“We have registered a case under Section 120 (B) of IPC relating to criminal conspiracy against the firm’s owner Guru and the two actors on a complaint from one Chinnasamy of Dharapuram in Tirupur district that he was cheated of his money deposited in the firm.
Guru and his business accomplices Kathirvel, Maharaja, Thirumurthy, Senthil, Suresh, Kannan and Amuthan have also been booked for cheating under Section 420 IPC,” Perundurai Inspector M Vivekanandan said. The promoters are absconding and police teams are trying to trace them.