The arrested was Sarathkumar of Periyar Nagar in Madipakkam, the world secretary of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK). Police stated Sarathkumar had promised to offer smuggled gold at half its worth to Menaka (28) of the identical locality.
Sarathkumar had claimed that he has just a few contacts on the Chennai airport and they’d be giving him the gold seized by the Customs.
Initially, Menaka had given Rs 30,000 to Sarathkumar and in return, he gave her just a few gold cash, which have been value Rs 50,000 in 2019.
Menaka then instructed Sarathkumar that she wants extra gold. Police stated Menaka additionally instructed just a few of her mates and relations concerning the gold at a low worth.
In just a few months, Menaka and some of her relations and mates paid Rs 16 lakh in December 2019 to Sarathkumar and he requested them to attend for just a few days since “he Customs officers had tightened safety”.
In January final 12 months, Menaka’s mates and relations who gave the cash began to query her concerning the gold however there was no correct response from Sarathkumar.
Later, Menaka filed a criticism at Madipakkam police station and police registered a case however due to the pandemic, police couldn’t do a correct inquiry. A few months in the past, when Menaka requested Sarathkumar to return the cash however discovered him evasive.
Following that Menaka filed one other criticism on the St Thomas Mount Assistant Commissioner workplace and primarily based on the order, Madipakkam police arrested Sarathkumar.
He has been remanded in judicial custody and despatched to jail.