Thiruvananthapuram: The crime branch has decided to file criminal complaints against actors Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul for faking documents to evade taxes in Kerala and register their luxury vehicles in Puducherry.
Since both had informed that they will appear before crime branch officials to explain their stance, it was decided to file the case after their appearance.
However, both didn't turn up and thus the crime branch was forced to proceed further, said crime branch sources. Though Fahad paid the tax of Rs 17.68 lakh, the case for forging documents stays.
The crime branch has found that Fahad had taken a loan in his Alappuzha address to buy the vehicle and forged documents to prove that he is a resident of Puducherry to register the vehicle there.
Amala is still sticking to her claim that she is living on rent in a single room on the top of a three-storey building owned by Umesh in Puducherry.
But, cops have found that many people have obtained a certificate suing the same address. They estimate that the state has lost close to Rs 500 crore due to tax evasion by actors and businessmen. About 1,500 vehicles haven't paid taxes here. From this, cases will be filed against 45 people.