Chennai: Police on Saturday filed yet another case
against Hansraj Saxena, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sun
Pictures, owned by Kalanidhi Maran, media magnate and
grand-nephew of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, following a complaint
by a film producer.
Police slapped charges such as cheating and extortion and
re-arrested Saxena and his aide Ayyappan, both already in
prison in connection with another case, and two others
including a relative of Saxena.
They were arrested based on a complaint by Tamil cinema
producer T D Raja who alleged that he was forced to sell the
satellite rights of his film `Vallakottai,` for Rs 70 lakh
though Sun TV had initially offered him Rs 1.25 crore, a
police release here said.
Raja alleged that Suresh, at the behest of Saxena, bought
his film for Rs 70 lakh but sold it to Sun TV for Rs 1.25
When Raja took up the matter with Saxena, also a top
official in the Marans-owned Sun TV, he intimidated and abused
him, the release said adding that athe producer had filed
a complaint on July 13.
Saxena and Ayyappan are already in jail, the release said
adding, Suresh and another accused, Thambidurai, are on the
Saxena, considered close to the Marans, had been arrested
recently on his arrival from Hyderabad by city police on the
complaint by a Salem-based producer.