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Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:32 [IST]

New Delhi: Malayalam actress Leena Maria Paul, who has acted in Malayalam movies Red Chillies and Husbands in Goa, has been arrested along with her friend Balaji alias Sukkesh Chandrasekar, who posed as an IAS officer to get the loan, managed to flee from the spot. In March, Chennai Police had registered a case under sections 420 (cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 406 (breach of trust) against the duo.

Along with Leena, Balaji, a resident of Bangalore, had approached Canara Bank in Chennai seeking a Rs 19 crore loan for a big project. After taking the loan, the couple had fled from the place. They were also accused in a Rs 76-lakh cheating case. Chennai police were on the lookout for the duo for long time.

On March 25, a team of Chennai police led by Inspector Vijaya Kumar and Selva Kumar approached the Delhi police seeking help in tracing out Leena and Balaji. A combined team of officials from Chennai police and Delhi police arrested actress Leena Maria Paul and her friend in New Delhi on Tuesday.

On Monday night, the joint team of police went to the farmhouse in Fatehpurberi in south Delhi, where they had been living for a month. On Tuesday morning, the police tracked a Land Cruiser carrying Chandrasekar and Leena from the farmhouse to the vicinity of Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj. They saw a team of five to six armed bodyguards, who were guarding them. The police surveillance helped nab the duo.

Continue to read more details and see pictures of Leena Maria Paul in the slide show.

Leena Maria Paul

Leena Maria Paul is a BDS graduate and she did her schooling in Dubai. She has been in modelling and firm industry for the past two years.

Leena Maria Paul

Leena has acted in Malayalam movies like Red Chillies and Husbands in Goa. She is also playing a crucial role in John Abraham's upcoming movie Madras Cafe.

Leena Maria Paul

As per Police investigations, along with her friend Chandrasekhar, Leena had recently shifted to Delhi, where she had hired the farmhouse for past one month. She was paying a rent of Rs 4 lakh per month.

Leena Maria Paul

The police interrogation of Leena revealed that Nine luxurious cars - Land Cruiser, Land Rover, BMW, rolls Royce among others - and 81 expensive wrist watches have been recovered.

Leena Maria Paul

Along with Leena and her friend, her four personal security officers, including three ex-servicemen, have also been arrested by the police team.

Leena Maria Paul

A case under the relevant section of Arms Act was registered against the actress and her friend.

Leena Maria Paul

A police official said, "She was hiding in Delhi along with her friend Balaji alias Chandersekar. Four weapons seized from their security officers have all India licence obtained from Haryana and Jammu but not endorsed from Delhi licensing branch."

Leena Maria Paul

The official added, "The two had shifted to present farm house on May 12 and their tenant verification form was also received and under verification process."

Topics: leena maria paul, red chillies, husbands in goa
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Story first published:  Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:44 [IST]
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