The missing case of producer S Madhan has just got murkier after Paarivendhar, the chairman of the SRM group and founder of the IJK party, issued a statement claiming that Madhan’s suicide note was a deliberate attempt to blackmail him.
Vendhar said that Madhan had created fake documents misusing the group’s name. He denied any connection between the SRM group and Vendhar Movies. Madhan was ousted from the party in February, he said, and added that he had lodged a complaint with the Chennai Police Commisioner and the Kanchipuram SP, stating that SRM Group was not responsible for the illegal activities of Madhan.
Meanwhile, parents of students who had allegedly given money to Madhan to broker medical seats at SRM institutions, protested outside the residence of Paarivendhar on Wednesday night. One of the parents, Venkatesan, has filed a complaint at the Chennai police commissioner’s office, alleging that Madhan was yet to return Rs 52 lakh to him. Venkatesan claimed that he had given Rs 62 lakh to Madhan for a medical seat in SRM college. But since the mark cut-offs were high and National Eligibility Entrance Test was enforced, he asked Madhan to return the money. Madhan returned Rs. 10 lakhs, but is yet to pay him the rest.
Meanwhile, Producer T Siva and a few others, with the help of the local police in Varanasi, have been searching for Madhan in the temple town for two days now. Madhan was last seen at a star hotel in Delhi on Monday.