Noted film actress Dhanya Mary Varghese has been detained by the Thiruvananthapuram police from Nagercoil on Friday for questioning over a case related to fraudulence in construction and sale of flats in Kochi.
The police had received complaints against the actor’s father-in-law Jacob Samson over flat sale fraud.
Dhanya’s husband John Jacob, who is an actor, is already an accused in the case.
The complaints alleged that the accused had duped several of them of huge sums after promising construction of flats.
The accused have reportedly amassed over Rs100 crore from more than 50 customers.
“Dhanya Mary has been taken into custody and she is being questioned,” said Crime detachment ACP Santhosh to media.
The ACP also said that, though the actress has been in custody her arrest has not yet been recorded.
Several complaints have been lodged against the accused in various police stations.
Dhanya made her acting debut in the Tamil film Thirudi and later debuted in Malayalam through Nanma directed by Sharath Chandran Vayanad. She rose to fame through her role in Thalappavu. She later acted in several Malayalam films such as Vairam, Kerala Cafe and Nayakan.
Source: Manorama online