(This article is authored by Alar)
Actor-comedian Soori and fellow actor Vishnu Vishal, who were once celebrated for their comedic combos, have been locking horns for a long time over a land dispute. They had apparently slammed each other as their ties have got widened amidst the growing legal battle. Soori has filed a case against Vishnu Vishal's father Ramesh Kudawla, a former DGP in Tamil Nadu and the Madras High Court has now passed a new order on the case.
The case relates to an alleged scam that Soori accused of Ramesh Kudawla and producer Anbu Velrajan committed against him. When Soori was looking to buy a land in Chennai, Vishnu Vishal referred to a place and the latter introduced the former to his father Kudawla. Ramesh Kudawla then introduced Soori to producer Anbu Velrajan and the duo reportedly had shown Soori an acre of 82 cents land in Siruseri, in the outskirts of Chennai.
After the negotiation for Rs 5.75 crores, the registration was done in Siruseri. However, Soori later learned that there was no road to the land after which he told Vishnu Vishal, his father, and the producer that he don't want that land. Vishnu Vishal's father said that they will buy the land and gave Rs 10 lakhs to Soori in advance. However, it has been reported that a major part of the agreed money wasn't paid to Soori due to which he filed a complaint against Ramesh Kudawla and the producer.
In his complaint that was moved in 2020, Soori accused Ramesh Kudawla and Anbu Velrajan of defrauding him about Rs 2.70 crores. He moved his complaint to Adyar Police Station. However, as no action was taken, Soori approached the Madras High Court following which the case was transferred to the crime branch with a court order that the case must be completed in six months.
Soori had also met Chennai Police Commissioner several times before and on Thursday - November 24, he met the Police Commissioner for the fourth time and discussed about the case. When the case has been investigated by the crime branch, one of the accused, Anbu Velrajan approached the Madras High Court and sought a directive to dismiss the case by citing that the police did not file a case based on the complaint given by the actor, but rather on a petition filed by the actor's assistant.
His petition was heard by the High Court bench comprising of Justice Jagadish Chandira and after the hearing, the court passed the new order of postponing the matter to December 2 by ordering the police to file the investigation report of the case registered based on the complaint filed by actor Soori.