Actor and Tamil Film Producers’ Council president Vishal Krishna has filed a petition against the Tamil Nadu government’s appointment of a special officer to manage the affairs of TFPC. The case will come up for hearing in the Madras High Court tomorrow.
Vishal reportedly said, “When there is no wrongdoing, the appointment of a special officer is unlawful.”
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Vishal’s response has come two days after the TN Government issued an order to stating that three of the allegations submitted by dissenting producers have been proved, and the office bearers’ response to the government’s show cause notice last month did not hold water. Their investigation proved expenditure of the Council has run into several crores without passing the test of approval by the general body; the Council has not conducted general body meetings; and it has issued pension, gifts and financial aid for weddings, in violation of the provisions under Tamil Nadu Societies Regulation Act.
The investigation, however, also found that the charge that the Council president Vishal had “cancelled the fixed deposit of Rs 7 crore and utilised the same” was not substantiated. “There is no violation of any Act provisions with regard to this allegation,” the report of the inquiry officer said.
Dissenting producers had alleged that the Council spent around Rs 7.8 crore without informing the general body. Details regarding the amount spent is yet to be investigated.
Special officer N Sekhar has been appointed for a year to take speedy action to set right mismanagement, and hand over the affairs to the members after conducting elections. One of the dissenting producers, T Siva told Silverscreen that he welcomed the move. He said that a committee will be appointed to take care of the daily affairs, and in two to three months elections will be declared.
He said that as of now, the TFPC general body has been dissolved and it is unclear if Vishal and the office bearers will be allowed to contest again. There is also no word on the annual general body meeting that has been scheduled for May 1.