Puducherry vehicle registration scam: Charge sheet to be filed against Suresh Gopi
Thiruvananthapuram: The Crime Branch has decided to file charge sheet against-actor-turned politician Suresh Gopi MP in connection with the Puducherry vehicle registration scam. It was found that he has registered two Audi cars under fake address to evade road tax.
The vehicle registration scam by VIPs was busted by Mathrubhumi News under the investigation series ‘VIP Thattippukar’. In the news broadcasted on 31 October, 2017 the scam by Suresh Gopi was broadcasted.
Case was registered against him for forging documents to evade road tax worth Rs 25 lakh for two Audi cars. In 2010 and 2017, two luxury cars were registered under fake address in Puducherry.
Following the case, the actor was arrested and let off on bail. After long two years, CB has decided to file the charge sheet against him. Crime Branch chief Tomin Thachankary has permitted to submit the charge sheet at court.
Offences of forging documents, cheating, causing loss to government through deliberate efforts to evade tax have been charged against Suresh Gopi. If convicted, he could face upto seven years of jail.
Moreover, crime branch also found that Suresh Gopi has influenced the flat owner, whose address he had used to evade tax, to record statement in his favour.
While all others caught in the vehicle registration scam under VIP Thattippikar, avoided cases by paying road tax, Suresh Gopi decided to move forward with legal procedures. This has now resulted in charge sheet filing.
The charge sheet will be filed at Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate Court within two days.
Meanwhile, the actor is still using both the vehicles - reportedly one for official use and movie shootings while the other is used by his son in Bengaluru.