Film stars appear before court as witnesses

Tamil film stars Arjun, Gowthami and Vinu Chakkaravarthi appeared before a designated CBI court here today as prosecution witnesses in a bank fraud case in connection with the film `Agni Valayam`.

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2009, 22:39 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil film stars Arjun, Gowthami and
Vinu Chakkaravarthi appeared before a designated CBI court
here today as prosecution witnesses in a bank fraud case in
connection with the film `Agni Valayam`.

The actors alongwith music Director Ilayaraja were cited
as witnesses by the investigating agency, in a case registered
against the proprieter of Sudha International Films
Sundarambal for his failure to return a bank loan of Rs four
lakh taken by him from the Indian Bank in 1988 for the film.

Besides Sundarambal, the CBI had registered cases against
the Branch Manager and Regional Manager of the bank.

Deposing before the special judge for CBI bank fraud
cases, S Rangaraj, the actors claimed they had no knowledge
about the loan and their names had been misused by the
accused.

The judge has posted the matter to October one for further
hearing, when Ilayaraja is expected to depose.

PTI