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HC grants pre-arrest bail to actor-MP Suresh Gopi

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The High today granted to and MP Gopi in a case related to alleged forging of documents to get his two luxury cars registered in to evade vehicle in the state.

Justice directed the MP to execute a bond of Rs 1 lakh along with two sureties of the like amount.

He also directed him to appear before the investigating officer on all Saturdays.

Gopi had filed the plea on December 12.

Last week, the had directed the police not to arrest Gopi for a further period of 10 days in the case.

The prosecution had alleged that Gopi was using the cars in the state after evading payment of

Earlier, following the direction, Gopi had appeared before police in connection with the probe.

The police had registered an FIR against the on December 5, charging him with falsifying and fabricating documents by showing an address in the Union territory and getting the vehicles registered there, causing revenue loss to the government.

The FIR is pending before the chief judicial magistrate court, Thiruvananthapuram.

In his plea, Gopi said the allegations prima facie were false.

The said he had chosen to register the two vehicles in where he owns agricultural land which was being looked after by family members, including his brothers.

The actor said he has a house in Bengaluru and his brothers have residences in and Tuticorin, so the vehicles were frequently used to ply within these states.

Police have alleged that the used a fake residential address to register his luxury vehicles in to evade the 20 per cent in on luxury cars costing Rs 20 lakh and above.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:40 IST