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Tax evasion case: Actor Suresh Gopi arrested, questioned and let off on bail

Actor and Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi was accused of evading vehicle tax and forging documents to register his luxury vehicle in Puducherry.

regional movies Updated: Jan 15, 2018 17:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times. New Delhi
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Suresh Gopi was questionned about vehicle tax evasion.

Actor Suresh Gopi was accused by Kerala police’s crime branch of tax evasion and was arrested on Monday, according to a report in Manorama Online. The Rajya Sabha MP was questioned about the alleged registration of his luxury vehicle. Officials have accused the actor of forging documents to register his car in the Puducherry to avoid the higher tax percent levied in Kerala.

The police questioned and released him on a bond of Rs 1 lakh and two solvent sureties, states the report. The FIR was filed against him on December 5 for causing revenue loss to Kerala by forging documents. Suresh then filed for an anticipatory bail and said that the allegations against him were false. He explained that he had rented a property in Puducherry, which has been in use since 2009. He also said that the car mostly runs in Tuticorin, Coimbatore and Bengaluru as his brothers are based in Tuticoring and Coimbatore.

The police, on the other hand, have stated that the actor used a fake residential address to evade the 20% tax in Kerala, levied on luxury vehicles. Actor Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul were also accused of evading tax and according to a report in The Hindu. Amala also appeared for questioning regarding the same on Monday.

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First Published: Jan 15, 2018 17:15 IST