Kochi, January 9
The Crime Department wing of Kerala Police on Sunday registered a case towards actor Dileep and 5 others for allegedly threatening investigation officers within the sexual assault case of an actress during which he’s additionally an accused.
The Crime Department registered the case on a criticism filed by an investigating officer based mostly on a purported audio clip of Dileep, which was launched by a TV channel not too long ago during which the actor was heard conspiring to assault the officers.
Sources additionally mentioned that director Balachandra Kumar, who had not too long ago made some startling revelations towards Dileep within the actress assault case by way of media, had additionally given some corroborative statements to the Crime Department.
The actor and 5 others had been booked below numerous provisions of the Indian Penal Code, together with Sections 116 (abetment), 118 (concealing design to commit offense), 120B (prison conspiracy), 506 (prison intimidation), and 34 (prison act executed by a number of individuals).
Whereas 5 individuals together with Dileep, two of his kinfolk and two others had been named within the FIR, the sixth accused has been talked about as an “identifiable individual”.
The sufferer—an actor who has labored in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies—was kidnapped and allegedly molested inside her automobile for 2 hours by a number of the accused, who had compelled their method into the car on the night time of February 17, 2017 and later escaped in a busy space. Your entire act was filmed by a number of the accused to blackmail the actress.
There are 10 accused within the case and initially, police arrested seven individuals. Dileep was arrested subsequently and let loose on bail later.
The case comes because the trial within the actress assault matter was progressing in a particular court docket in Kochi. —PTI