Financial Fraud Case: ED Questions Manjummel Boys Film Actor-Producer Soubin Shahir

The Enforcement Directorate questioned actor- producer Soubin Shahir on Friday in an alleged financial fraud case registered against the producers of hit movie 'Manjummel Boys'.

The officials from the anti-money laundering agency registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) against the producers and notices were sent to the founders of 'Parava Films' Soubin Shahir, Babu Shahir and Shawn Antony. Earlier, Shawn Antony was questioned by the ED.

It all started with the complaint registered by Siraj Valiyathara, as he filed a cheating case against the producers of Manjummel Boys. In the complaint, he stated that he was promised 40 per cent share of the profits by the producers but he claimed that they had backtracked from the promise later. The Police had registered a case against the producers on April 23 under the direction of the Ernakulam First Class Magistrate Court.

Siraj in his complaint stated that he invested Rs 7 crore in the film and he did not receive the due amount despite the movie making over Rs 240 crore. The Court had ordered to freeze bank accounts of the producers.

Following the investigation report of police claiming that the producers of Manjummel Boys committed significant financial frauds, ED has begun investigation to see if there is any financial fraud involved.

Earlier, Kerala High Court stayed the arrest of the accused in the money laundering case.
( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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