“Sathuranga Vettai” In Real Life?? Kollywood Actor Lost Rs. 1.82 Crore To “Iridium” Scam
- Sathuranga Vettai
Kollywood actor Vignesh who is known for acting in films such as “Kizhakku Seemayile”, ” Kannethirey Thondrinaal”, met press reporters and said that he lost Rs. 1.82 crore to a scam based on “Iridium” led by an influential individual named “Ram Prabhu”. The actor said that nearly 500 people got cheated like him and requested government to help him and others to get their money back from Ram Prabhu.
The 50 year old actor who was last seen in a film named “Anantham Vilayadum Veedu” is involved in running several businesses including hotel business. It has been reported that Ram Prabhu and his gang made him believe that a whopping amount of Rs. 3.5 lakh crores is going to come from Australia and asked Vignesh and other common people to invest whatever they could to pay the tax amount of Rs. 500 crore.
Ram Prabhu who belongs to Virudhunagar met Vignesh while he visited the green trends beauty parlour which was located in Eekattuthangal, where Vignesh is running his hotel now. He used to visit the parlour with a car that said “Government of India” and with guards, saya the reports.
Ram kumar made Vignesh believe that he imported “Iridium” to foreign countries legally and got several times higher amount as profits by investing the money he earns through it in Reserve Bank.
Ram Prabhu arranged a meeting in his farm house that is located in Virudhunagar and made Vignesh to accept to invest in “Iridium” business. More than 100 businessmen participated in the meeting along with Vignesh, says reports. Ram Prabhu, reportedly said Vignesh and others that he extracted Iridium from the place that belongs to him and sold it to Australia for their satellite research with the permission of Indian government.
Ram prabhu said that he got Rs. 3.5 lakh crore from Reserve Bank through selling the “Iridium” to Australian government and went on to add that he need Rs. 500 crore to pay as tax for the Reserve Bank in order to get the money. Ram prabhu and vo promised Vignesh and others that they will get more money than they invest. “If you invest Rs. 10 lakh, you can get Rs. 10 crore in return” they said to make the victims believe as in the widely watched Tamil movie “Sadhuranga Vettai”.
Believing them completely, Vignesh borrowed loan from his friends, relatives and invested Rs. 1.82 crore. After getting the money from the actor cum businessman and others, the gang absconded. After realizing that he got cheated, Vignesh approached Chennai Commissioner Office with his lawyer and made a complaint by submitting the details and audio recordings that were recorded during the farm house meeting.
Vignesh, in a press meet, said that not only him but more than 500 individuals got cheated by Ram Prabhu and requested Police to get them their money back. “Ram Prabhu is not functioning as a single person. He has a team. I myself have been receiving threats from morning. Our intention is to get our money back and we want the poor and people who died to get their money” the actor said.
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It has been reported that Ram Prabhu has been arrested in a case already which was lodged by a businessman named Thameem who lost his Rs. 10 lakh to him. “People got cheated more than Rs. 300 crore and this scam has been happening since 2012” said Thameen.