A special team of police is conducting investigations into claims that the accused men in the Lalithaa Jewellery heist gave a part of robbed valuables to a film actress. According to sources, the statement was given by one of the accused Suresh who surrendered before a court on 10 October.
He told the police that some of the stolen jewels in their earlier heists were gifted to a film actress, to maker her act in a movie to be bankrolled by Murugan, the kingpin of the gang.
In 2013, Murugan began making a movie titled Athma. The team shot for 45 days and had to abandon the project due to shortage of funds. Later, they completed another project in Telugu titled Manasa.