Well-known director V. A. Shrikumar Menon was arrested on Friday for allegedly cheating with a business group for an amount of Rs. 5 crores. Director Shrikumar Menon was arrested on Thursday night from his residence in North Pallakad district and his arrest was recorded on Friday as per the authorities.
Shrikumar Menon was arrested after the district court rejected an anticipatory bail in the case filed by the business group for cheating with an amount of Rs. 5 crores on pretext of producing a movie. Alappuzha Seputy Superintendent of police, D. K. Prithewiraj, told PTI that Shrikumar was arrested under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of the property) of the Indian penal code.
Shrikumar Menon is a renowned film and advertisement Director. He has been arrested previously in 2019 for defaming Manju Warrier on social media. He was then released on bail on two solvent sureties. He made his directorial debut with the film ‘Odiyan’ starring Mohanlal and Manju Warrier.