Tamil actors Vimal, Soori fined for visiting Berijam area violating lockdown
Pazhani: Tamil movie actors Vimal and Soori were fined Rs 2,000 each for visiting and fishing at Berijam area in Kodaikanal violating lockdown.
The Forest department also suspended guard Soman and conservation officers Arun and Selvam for granting permission for the actors to enter the area and stay in a department cottage.
The actors had reached Kodaikanal without an e-pass. Entry of tourists to Berijam area was banned since March.
Vimal and Soori reached Kodaikanal with their friends four days ago. While staying in the Forest department cottage, they went fishing in the area and posted photos of their catch.
This resulted in Kodaikanal police receiving several complaints from people in the area. Subsequently, an investigation was held and action was taken.