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Sunday, 31 May 2020 12.17 AM IST

Crime Branch cop files charge sheet against Suresh Gopi in wrong court, putting himself in awkward situation

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THIRUVANANTHA{URAM: A crime branch cop landed in an embarrassing situation on Tuesday as he had filed a charge sheet against actor Suresh Gopi in a car tax evasion case in a wrong court.

The charge sheet related to tax evasion should have been filed in the special court dealing with financial crimes. But in a hurry allegedly to trap the actor, he filed the charge sheet in Chief Judicial Magistrate court. Later, Chief Judicial Magistrate T P Prabhashlal returned the charge sheet.

The charge sheet was filed a month ago and the flaw came to light only Tuesday when it came up for the scrutiny of the court. The name of the officer who had goofed up is DySP Josy Cheriyan.

According to the case, Suresh Gopi evaded Rs 19.60 lakh tax by registering two luxury cars in Pondicherry. He had registered two Audi car there. For one car, he evaded the payment of Rs 3.60 lakh and for the other car he evaded the payment of Rs 16 lakh.

On the basis of the complaint, offences like cheating, forging documents and violation of Motor Vehicle act were charged against him. The offences charged are the ones that can invite seven years’ jail term and a fine.

Suresh Gopi who had secured anticipatory bail from the high court had been questioned by the Crime branch on January 15 last year. In a similar case, actor Fahadh Faasil and actress Amala Paul were also involved but they paid up the fine and got themselves absolved of the charges.

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