Investment fraud: ASI directed accused Praveen Rana’s movie; more ties with cops surface

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From the poster of Praveen Rana's movie

Thrissur: Investigation over the investment fraud case lodged against Praveen Rana, owner of ‘Safe and Strong Company’ in Thrissur, revealed his close ties with several police officers. Rural police ASI Santo Anthikkad had directed a movie in which Praveen played the role of the lead character.

While Santo was directing the movie, the Thrissur city special branch had already filed a report on the investment frauds of Praveen. Following this, Santo was transferred to Valapad police station.

Reportedly, several police officials are the acquaintances of Praveen Rana. A few cops who retired from the police department are currently working as staff in his company.

Police informed that Praveen had embezzled huge amounts by offering attractive interest rates to the investors. As many as 11 cases at Thrissur police station, 5 cases in West police station and a case in Kunnamkulam police station were registered against Praveen Rana. Later, police conducted raids in his company and residence in Vellathur.

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