Actor Baburaj arrested in land fraud case


Kochi: Malayalam actor Baburaj was arrested in a land fraud case on Saturday. 

He surrendered at the Adimali police station following an order issued by the Kerala High Court.

Baburaj had leased out his resort at Kallar in Idukki which was facing revenue department's action.

Kothamangalam-native S Arun Kumar had filed a complaint in which he said the actor leased his resort at Kambiline in Munnar for Rs 40 lakh by concealing the legality of the deal.

According to Arun Kumar, there is a restriction on leasing out the property in the Pallivasal Panchayat. But Baburaj allegedly kept the matter under wraps when he leased out the resort for 11 months in February 2020, Arun Kumar has claimed.

He has alleged that the resort is situated on a property that is part of the infamous Vrindavan Pattayams issued in 1993.

The Vrindavan Pattayams are alleged bogus titles named after the lodge in Idukki, where they were forged, by three persons in collusion with revenue officials.

Arun Kumar said Baburaj refused to cancel the lease agreement when he had pointed out the legal issues and claimed that he filed a police complaint as directed by a court.

Baburaj had refuted the allegations. The actor said he approached a court after Arun Kumar defaulted on 11 months' rent.

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