A Chennai court today pulled up the cops for not submitting ‘requisite amount of evidence’ in the case relating to the arrest of Hansraj Saxena, COO of Sun Pictures. Saxena was arrested a couple of days back by the police based on a complaint filed by a distributor who had accused Saxena of committing ‘fraud’ and intimidating him.
Saxena was then remanded to two days of police custody by the Court. The arrest follows the lodging of a complaint with the police by T.S.Selvaraj, a Salem-based distributor in connection with the release and distribution of the film ‘Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai’. After his arrest, Saxena was produced in the Saidapet Court yesterday.
Ms. Justice Akila Chandni, who took up the case, asked why the cops hadn’t yet submitted enough proof for arresting Saxena. Saxena’s Counsel informed the Court that his client had been arrested on ‘false grounds’ and gave an undertaking that if the distributor showed any written agreement or any other proof, Saxena would pay up the amount, if any, due to him.
After remanding Saxena to police custody for two days, the Judge instructed the cops not to subject Saxena to any kind of ‘torture’.