Dileep, Nadhirshah face marathon police grilling

Malayalam actor Dileep. who has been entangled in controversies related to the actress attack case, and his friend and director, Nadhirshah,gave their statements to the police on Wednesday. Police team headed by ADGP B. Sandhya have been recording Dileep’s statements for the past ten hours. Police sources said both the actors were cooperating with them during the questioning. Dileep and Nadhirshah are being questioned separately.

They were reportedly asked about details, including the conspiracy behind the February 17 incident. Besides Dileep and Nadirshah, police also recorded the statement of the actor’s manager, who had received a purported threat call from the prime accused ‘Pulsar Suni’. They reached the Aluva police club around 12 pm Wednesday to give their statements, regarding a complaint filed by Dileep that he was blackmailed by main accused Pulsar Suni in the actress attack case.

Speaking to reporters outside the police club, the actor said that he was not ready for ‘media trial.’ In the past few days, the case has taken several twists and turns. On Sunday, the police arrested two persons for blackmailing Dileep and Nadirshah. Nadirshah had on June 24 said that a man named Vishnu, claiming to be Suni’s friend, had called him seeking a huge amount from the actor.

He had said that Vishnu, who claimed to have shared a cell with Suni in jail, told him that some people in the Malayalam film world had offered money to Suni if he stated during questioning that Dileep was a conspirator in the case. Nadirshah had also claimed Vishnu had offered to give him money for helping to trap Dileep in the case. Six persons, including ‘Pulsar’ Suni, Martin and Vigeesh have been arrested in connection with the incident. The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films,was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle on February 17 night and later escaped in a busy area in Kochi.

The victim had yesterday warned that she would initiate legal action against those who target her with baseless charges. The actress, who had been keeping away from making any public statement so far, said she was speaking out as a recent remark by an actor against her had “pained” her. She also said the probe into the incident, which occurred in February, was moving in the right direction and that she has full faith in the police. Her statement comes closely on the heels of Dileep, whose name figured in connection with the sensational incident, allegedly making some unsavory remarks against her.


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