Famous Telugu anchor Shyamala's husband, Narasimha Reddy, who is a TV actor himself, was today arrested by the Raidurgam police for his alleged involvement in a cheating case. A woman accomplice of Reddy's has also been apprehended.
He was remanded to judicial custody, and will reportedly be interrogated soon.
Shyamala's husband's arrest comes after a woman complained that he had cheated her of Rs 1 crore.
Apparently, Reddy had borrowed the amount from her in instalments since 2017. When the loaner asked him to repay the loan, however, he allegedly resorted to blackmailing her, and even tried to sexually harass her to get her to give up.
The complainant claimed that this is where the accomplice played a role - she was brought in to mediate a peaceful settlement between Reddy and the complainant.
While more details on the case are still awaited, Shyamala has quashed any rumours of a fallout between her and her spouse.
The popular anchor became wildly popular with TV audiences after her stint in the second season of Telugu Big Boss. She is a prominent figure in the state and recently even went to meet political leader Y S Sharmila
at the latter's Lotus Pond residence along with her husband.