Police interrogate actor Dharmajan, Dileep’s brother

Say investigation in actor assault case progressing in right direction

Published - July 05, 2017 07:55 pm IST - KOCHI

Amidst claims by the police that the investigation was progressing in the right direction, the ambiguity over the conspiracy behind the abduction and sexual assault of a female actor in Kochi is refusing to die down with the police subjecting more people to interrogation in this connection.

On Tuesday, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) subjected actor Dharmajan Bolghatty and Anoop, brother of actor Dileep, to interrogation at the Police Club in Aluva. Similarly, the police also took custody of Sunil Kumar, aka ‘Pulsar’ Suni for five days for interrogation.

The interrogation of actor Dharmajan which began around 3 p.m. lasted about an hour. During the interrogation, the police were learnt to have shown the actor a photograph of him with Suni and inquired the details of their association.

“That picture might have been shot at any movie location as I do pose for photographs with many people at the film shooting sites,” the actor told mediapersons, while coming out of the police club.

Police custody

Meanwhile, a Judicial First Class magistrate Court here on Wednesday sent Suni to police custody for five days. The custody was granted on a petition filed by the police citing the need to subject the accused for further interrogation and take him to Coimbatore, where he had been hiding after the crime.

Official sources said the SIT was likely to grill actor Dileep and his filmmaker friend Nadirsha once again to bring clarity to the alleged phone calls made by Suni from the jail. The police are learnt to have prepared detailed questionnaires based on the statements the duo had earlier given to the police.

A meeting convened by Dinendra Kashyap, Inspector General of Police, of the SIT the other day at Aluva reviewed the progress of the investigation and charted out the future course of investigation.

While speculations are rife on the imminent arrest of a few bigwigs in the Malayalm film industry in connection with the case, the members of the SIT have been directed by the top brass not to leak out any information to the media or the public.

Interacting with mediapersons on Tuesday, A.V. George, Superintendent of police, Ernakulam Rural, said the investigation was progressing in the right direction and urged the media to desist from triggering speculations among the public.

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