KOCHI: Once they jostled to get a glance of him, queued up in front of theatres for hours to watch his movies and garlanded his cutouts to celebrate his success. But the same fans who went bonkers, whistling and clapping to his dialogues, are booing and showering abuses on him now. Actor Dileep, the ‘Janapriya Nayakan’ of Mollywood, who landed in police dragnet for his alleged role in the abduction and sexual assault on an actress, is having a taste of mob fury.
On Wednesday, Dileep was taken to Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate Court, Thodupuzha Santhigiri College, Hotel Abad Plaza on MG Road and CIFT Junction at Thoppumpady for evidence collection. All along the way people waited to express their protest. Hearing reports Dileep would be taken to Hotel Abad Plaza, people started thronging the hotel by 5 pm.
The busy MG Road and nearby Central Mall were packed by 6 pm. Interestingly, the row of people waiting to have a glimpse of the actor, extended up to Madhava Pharmacy junction. The police had a tough time controlling the crowd. Considering the situation, a large posse of police was deployed near the hotel and MG Road. The police van carrying the actor arrived at the hotel at 6.30 pm amidst tight security.
Dileep was taken to room number 410, where he allegedly plotted the assault on the actress four years ago.
Meanwhile, a group started raising slogans appreciating the state government for arresting the actor. Slogans supporting the actress, for her bold stand, were also heard. The police team led by Ernakulam Assistant Commissioner K Laljy managed the situation and took the actor to the police van after completing the proceedings which lasted about half-an-hour. Dileep cooperated with the sleuths in the proceedings. Later, he was taken to CIFT junction, Thoppumpady. Earlier, hundreds, including women, raised slogans against the actor as he was taken to Angamaly court.
Evidence collection disrupted
Idukki: Though a police team took actor Dileep to Santhigiri College at Vazhithala in Thodupuzha for evidence collection on Wednesday, the team was forced to return as hundreds thronged the college to see the actor. ‘Georgettan’s Pooram’, a film featuring Dileep in the lead role was shot on the college premises. The police team arrived at the college at 4.40 pm, to gather evidence regarding the alleged conspiracy behind the abduction and sexual assault on the actress. According to the police, Dileep had met Pulsar Suni during the shooting of the film at the college, on November 13.
SIT to grill Appunni, Nadirshah again
Kochi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the actor assault case is set to interrogate Nadirshah, the friend of arrested actor Dileep, and Appunni, Dileep’s manager, again. The move comes in the light of receiving circumstantial and electronic evidence against the duo. The officers said the interrogation will seek to determine whether or not the duo aided Dileep, who is accused of conspiring in the case and has been arrested, in destroying evidence related to the actor’s involvement in the crime. The cops will also interrogate Dileep’s brother Anoop to verify his role, if any, in the crime.
The silence of the LDF leadership in the sexual assault on an actress is intriguing. The LDF should ask MLAs Mukesh and Ganesh Kumar and Innocent MP to resign. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan must probe the links of film personalities with the real estate mafia - Ramesh Chennithala, Oppn leader