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'Murder 2' actor Prashant Narayanan, wife accused of cheating, sent to judicial custody

Prashant Narayanan in a still from 'PM Narendra Modi' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 09, 2019, 07.18 PM (IST)

Actor Prashant Narayanan, who is best known for his roles in films like 'Murder 2', Waise Bhi Hora Hai Part II' has been sent to judicial custody in an alleged cheating case. 

According to the police, Narayanan was charged under section 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Narayanan is currently lodged in Thalassery jail. 

The actor, along with his wife, was arrested by the Kerala police on September 4.

While speaking to a news agency, Inspector A. Prathap said, "The case pertains to cheating. The complainant is Thomas Panicker, who was the producer of a Malayalam film, in which Narayanan acted in 2017. After the film the two became close and Panicker was told that his wife`s father had a company in Mumbai and if he invested in it, he would be made a Director.

"Panicker invested Rs 1.20 crore and after that, he came to know he was cheated. He then filed the complaint," said Prathap.

Prathap  arrested the 50-year-old Edakkad-born actor and his Bengali wife Shona, from Mumbai. 

Prathap said he along with a seven-member Kerala Police team reached Mumbai and after surveillance for three days, they managed to nab the actor. Both arrested have been brought to Kerala on a transit warrant.

The Thalassery Additional Judicial Magistrate court granted the judicial remand of the couple till September 20.

Narayanan had completed his education from Delhi, where he stepped into theatre. It was in the early nineties, he made Mumbai his permanent home and since then has had no reason to look back in his film career.

He has acted in over 50 films, mostly in Hindi and South Indian languages, including Malayalam. He was last seen in Vivek Oberoi starrer 'PM Narendra Modi'.