Shamna Kasim on extortion case: I do not know the culprit and gang
Malayalam-Tamil actress Shamna Kasim, also known as Poorna, was in the news after she made a complaint against a gang of men who attempted to extort money from her and her family. On June 30, she issued a statement on social media, to clarify certain rumours and requested the media to give her and her family some privacy.
According to her complaint, a few men approached her family with a marriage proposal and eventually threatened her. As of now, the Kerala police have arrested seven people based on the complaint.
Shamna, in her statement, revealed that she has come across a few reports which suggested that she knew the culprit and her gang personally.
Thanking fans for their support, she wrote, "Thank you for the wonderful support my dear friends and well-wishers during this ordeal. I just would like to clarify on few unreal reports in few media relating my case. I do not know the culprit and gang who are part of this blackmailing saga hence I am pleading to all my media friends not to propagate such fake news linking me with the culprit (sic)."
She requested everyone to give her and her family privacy until the police are done with the investigation. Shamna said that she'll hold a press meet after the case is closed.
Her statement read, "My family had decided to lodge a complaint because we had been cheated with fake names, fake addresses, deceitful identities with a marriage proposal that completely misled us. This eventually led to blackmail for which we decided to approach the police for legal action. We never knew and still don't know what their intentions were or are. Currently, the Kerala police are doing an excellent job after my complaint and they have nabbed all the culprits. Therefore I am requesting all my media friends not to infringe on my family's and my personal privacy rights until the investigation is over. I have complete faith and trust in our criminal justice system. I will definitely meet the media once the case is resolved (sic)."