As many as 96 liquor bottles were seized from actress Ramya Krishnan’s luxury car by the police officials on Thursday (June 11). Her driver Selvakumar was arrested was later released on personal bail.
Chennai, June 13:
Ramya Krishnan, who received international recognition for her role as Sivagami in Baahubali, is in the news for all the wrong reasons. On Thursday (June 11), nearly 96 liquor bottles were seized from Ramya Krishnan’s SUV. After confiscating the liquor bottles, her driver Selvakumar was arrested. The actress was in the car during the police inspection.
Reportedly, the police officials were checking vehicles coming from Mahabalipuram. They stopped Ramya Krishnan’s Toyota Innova car (TN07 CQ 0099) at the Muthukadu check post on the East Coast Road.
When the police wanted to check the vehicle, Ramya Krishnan quietly agreed to it. During the inspection, they found nearly 96 bottles of liquor, out of which, eight bottles were hard liquor. The officials seized the bottles as it is against the rules of the lockdown.
Since Chennai has not opened TASMAC shops yet, selling or transporting liquor in the city is illegal. After confiscating the liquor bottles, the police officials arrested her driver Selvakumar.
According to multiple reports, Selvakumar was let off on personal bail. Ramya Krishnan is yet to issue an official statement regarding the controversy.
Earlier this week, many people were found bringing in alcohol from the neighbouring districts. It is said that this sudden increase was due to the rumours of a complete lockdown in Chennai next week. However, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palanisami rubbished them as rumours.