Director and close friend of Kichcha Sudeep arrested in actor’s threat letter case

Last month, Kichcha Sudeep received a threat letter in which the sender threatened to leak his private videos on social media. The actor registered an FIR and even claimed that he knew the perpetrator who had sent it. Now, as a result of the investigation, Bengaluru Police has arrested film director and president of Sudeep Charitable Trust, Ramesh Kitty. Apparently, he is a close friend of the actor.

Reportedly, there was a misunderstanding between Kitty and Sudeep on handling trust funds. Kitty had alleged that he had invested Rs 2 crore and the actor had cheated him, hence he sent a threat letter to Sudeep. Police are investigating the matter further.

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Krishnakant, DCP South, told the media, “We have registered an FIR 79/23 is the crime number under sections 505, 506 and 120B of IPC. A person by the name Manju has filed a complaint stating that a letter was received at actor Sudeep’s home. Contents of the letter carried a threatening message. This has come from an anonymous person. We have registered the FIR and we will investigate this further. It’s a threat to life. The language of the letter didn’t seem proper. We have accordingly filed the case under respective sections. We will investigate this.”

At the time of receiving the letter in April, Sudeep had said, “Yes, I have received a threat letter and I know who sent it to me. I know who the letter is from. It is from someone in the film industry. I will give a befitting reply to them. I will work in favour of those who stand by my side in my tough times.”

(Source: TOI/ India Today)