Udhagamandalam (TN), Dec 10 (PTI) Five people, including a financier, were arrested early Monday on charges of abducting and holding Tamil film actor Srinivasan and his wife in captivity at a private bungalow here, police said.Also Read - Suspecting sorcery, man strangles mother to death

The arrests were made following a complaint from the couple’s daughter that her parents were taken by the gang to Udhagamandalam to recover Rs one crore which they had reportedly taken as loan from the financier. Also Read - MLA moves notice seeking removal of TN Assembly speaker

As police began searching for Srinivasan, popularly known as ‘Power Star’, the abductors released him two days ago and kept his wife in their custody, police said. Also Read - Moily honoured with 'special award' by Chennai-based NGO

They released the wife later.

The gang brought the couple here to forcibly take over the bungalow in the wife’s name to recover the money, according to police.

However, as the price of the building was very low, they threatened the couple, they said.

The arrested gang members were taken to Chennai for further questioning, police added.

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