Actor Dileep arrested in Malayalam actress abduction case

In a new development in the Malayalam actress abduction and alleged molestation case, prominent actor Dileep was arrested on Monday. The police arrested him in the morning and recorded his statement in the evening, reports stated.

Dileep’s name got linked with the case last month when certain Malyalam channels run an audio clip of conversation between Dileep’s aide, filmmaker Nadirsha by a man linked with Pulsar Saini, the prime accused in the case. Following the revelation, police had filed charge-sheet against the aides of Pulsar Saini. In the meantime, Dileep too had complained about being blackmailed by Pulsar Saini’s men.

Last week, the police had questioned Dileep and Nadirsha for 13 hours in connection with the case. Subsequently, police had also raided a business premises of the actor’s wife Kavya Madhavan. During the probe, Dileep had repeatedly maintained that he is innocent and dragging his name in the case is an attempt to malign his image and credibility just before the release of his new movie ‘Ramaleela’. The Association of Malayalam Movies Artists (AMMA) had rallied behind the beleaguered actor, who is a leading actor in the film industry.

Conspiracy behind the attack was hatched several years back and it was in the second attempt that the actress was attacked late on the night of February 19 in a moving car near Kochi.