Actor Dileep, others appear before Crime Branch – Archyde

Actor Dileep arrived at the Criminal Police Office here on Sunday, as ordered by the Kerala High Court, to be questioned in a case registered against him and five others for allegedly threatening officers who allegedly sexually assaulted an actress in 2017 examined.

The High Court granted Dileep temporary protection from arrest on Saturday instructed him and other defendants to appear before investigating officers for interrogation on January 23, 24 and 25.

Dileep, who reached the CID office around 8:50 am, refused to interact with the media. The other defendants have also reached the investigative agency’s office for questioning.

Meanwhile, Crime Branch sources said the interrogation of the defendant is being taped as they suspect the actor and others may be turning to the court to allege harassment during interrogation.

Judge Gopinath P had ordered the defendants to cooperate fully with the investigation and ordered them to be available for questioning from 9am to 8pm over the three days. The court had also warned the accused that in the event of non-cooperation, the provisional protection against detention would be lifted and the criminal police would be remanded in custody.

The court also ordered prosecutors to produce a report of the interrogation and sealed physical evidence on January 27 when the matter was retried.

In addition to Dileep, his younger brother P. Sivakumar and brother-in-law TN Suraj, among others, were called to present themselves for questioning.

The crime branch registered the case on Jan. 9 following a complaint from an investigating officer based on an alleged audio clip of Dileep released by a TV station where the actor had allegedly overheard a plot to attack the officer.

The actor and five others were charged under various provisions of the IPC, including sections 116 (incitement), 118 (concealment of intent to commit a crime), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (criminal act, committed by several). People).

Dileep has claimed that this fear stems from the applicant’s previous conduct in attempting to falsely implicate him in the sexual assault case.

The actress, who has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, was kidnapped and allegedly held for two hours by some of the accused who entered the vehicle on the night of February 17, 2017 and later fled in a car in her car harassed busy area. The entire crime was filmed by some of the accused in an attempt to blackmail the actress.

There are 10 suspects in the case and initially the police arrested seven people. Dileep was subsequently arrested and later released on bail.

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