Actor abduction case turns murkier

Reports say Suni had called Nadirsha

Published - July 04, 2017 01:22 am IST - KOCHI

The probe into the abduction and sexual assault of an actor in Kochi has turned murkier with reports that Sunil Kumar, aka ‘Pulsar’ Suni, the first accused in the case, had contacted filmmaker Nadirsha over phone from jail on at least three occasions.

Official sources said Suni had contacted the filmmaker from the cell, purportedly to settle a financial deal between them. On all three occasions, the duo had a rather pleasant conversation between them with the duration of one of these calls lasting eight minutes.

Frequent calls

An examination of the SIM cards used by Suni had revealed that he had frequently made calls to a few numbers, reportedly possessed by people having links with Appunni, an aid of actor Dileep, between November 23 and February 17. The investigations also revealed that Appunni had returned calls to a couple of these numbers on some occasions.


The police are examining whether these unidentified numbers belonged to some middlemen, through whom the suspects had engaged Suni.

The police zeroed in on these numbers by examining the phones and SIM cards of people having links with the actor and his filmmaker friend. They, however, are yet to find out whether Suni had rung up the actor directly.

According to sources, a confession statement given by Jinson before a magistrate also corroborated most of these findings.

The other day, the police received evidence of Suni visiting the location of a Dileep-starrer in Thrissur last year. During further investigation, the police have found out that Suni had worked as a driver at the location for a couple of days. Based on the finding, statements were collected from the employees of a sports academy in Thrissur and a couple of others from the film industry.

Kin may be questioned

Sources said the police were soon set to interrogate the relatives of a prominent film actor to ascertain if Suni had visited their shop soon after the crime.

Meanwhile, reports have now come out that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had convened a review meeting prior to interrogating Dileep and Nadirsha and planned the course of interrogation before the questioning on June 28. This contradicts a letter issued by the then State Police Chief which noted that some top officers in the Special Investigation Team were being kept in the dark.

According to officials, the SIT also filed a report in this direction to the present State Police Chief.

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