Dhanya Mary Varghese Arrested: Malayalam actress Dhanya Mary Varghese and her actor-husband John Jacob were reportedly arrested in a cheating case along with her brother-in-law in connection with a Rs 130 crore fraud case filed by investors in a company promoted by her husband’s family.
According to reports, Dhanya is the sales director of the company, her husband John Jacob, managing director of Samson and Sons Builders and Developers Pvt Ltd, and his brother Samuel Jacob were taken into custody in Nagercoil on the basis of complaints from various investors who had been promised apartments and villas promised by the developers, police said.
The complaint filed as Jacob lured the investors on the pretext of paying high-interest rates and his firm collected money to the tune of Rs 130 crore from as many as 50 persons, but the flats have not been delivered yet. The money was collected way back in 2011 John’s father Jacob Samson was arrested in 2014 regarding this case.
Dhanya was arrested more than a month after her husband John Jacob’s father was held by police for allegedly duping customers of his real estate firm. As Dhanya is a noted actress in Malayalam and Tamil film industries, her arrest has become a talking point in film circles.