Monday, May 17, 2010

Vijayakumar arrested in visa racket case

Police arrested Malayalam film actor Vijayakumar for allegedly taking about Rs 7.69 lakh from two persons promising them US and UK visas. The arrest was made on a complaint by Louis DCruz of Thiruvananthapuram and Murali of Pachalam in Ernakulam. According to police, Vijayakumar had taken about Rs 3.5 lakh from Louis on various occasions since June 16, 2007, and had promised to get him a US visa. He had taken Rs 4.19 lakh from Murali and promised him visa to the UK, police said. He also took Muralis passport. He neither returned the money nor helped him get the visas, sources said. Vijay Kumar was arrested and produced before the Judicial First Class Magistrate, Aluva, and remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

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