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Actress assault case:  Malayalam actor Dileep appears before Aluva police

Dileep, along with his friend and filmmaker Nardirshah, appeared before the police today to give evidence on a complaint lodged by the actor on April 20 stating that he was blackmailed by a person.

Published: 28th June 2017 03:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2017 03:26 PM   |  A+A-

Malayalam actor Dileep alleged that he was blackmailed by Pulsar Suni in connection with the actress assault case. | Onmanorama

By Express News Service

Kochi: Malayalam actor Dileep, along with his friend and filmmaker Nardirshah, appeared before the Aluva police today to give evidence on a complaint lodged by the actor on April 20 stating that he was blackmailed by a person who demanded that he pay Rs 1.5 crore to avoid being named in the sexual assault case of a prominent actress. 

"Don't feel bad. I don't want to stand before a media trial. Whatever I have to say, I will say to the police and the court," Dileep told reporters at his residence.

After recording his statements, police would take a decision on whether to register a fresh case or not. It is known that a team led by assistant director general of police (ADGP) B Sandhya would record the statements. 

Earlier, Dileep and Nadirshah had claimed that a person had blackmailed them on behalf of Pulsar Suni, the first accused in the sexual assault case. Following this, the police arrested two persons -- Vishnu, a native of Edappally in Kochi, and Sanal Kumar, from Pathanamthitta -- who were fellow inmates of Pulsar Suni aka Sunilkumar in the Kakkanad District jail. 

Sanal Kumar is accused of providing a mobile phone to Pulsar Suni while Vishnu blackmailed Dileep on the phone.

An executive meeting of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) is progressing in Kochi.

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