South Indian actor arrested for fraud in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) South Indian actor Leena Maria Paul was arrested from a farmhouse here for allegedly cheating a bank of Rs.19 crore, police said Tuesday.

Paul, 25, was living with her male friend, Balaji, also an accused in the case. He is absconding.

A joint operation by Delhi Police and Chennai Police led to Paul at the farmhouse in Fatehpurberi in south Delhi Monday night.

According to police, Balaji had approached Canara Bank in Chennai posing as an IAS officer and got a Rs.19 crore loan sanctioned using forged documents on the pretext of opening a firm.

The pair was also wanted in two other cases in Chennai.

“They came to Delhi and started living here at the farmhouse a month ago,” said an official.

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